Saturday, July 11, 2008, 7:00 p.m. EDT: Joyful news: Venerable Zelie and Louis Martin are to be beatified on Mission Sunday, October 19, 2008, at Lisieux. Cardinal Saraiva Martins announced it this afternoon when he presided at a Solemn Pontifical Mass at Notre-Dame Church at Alencon in honor of the 150th anniversary of their wedding. Fr. Linus Ryan, O. Carm., director of the National Office for St. Therese in Ireland, notified me by telephone just now. For films and stories about the lives and significance of the new blesseds and for news stories about their cause, please see http://thereseoflisieux.org. The news has not appeared in the media yet, but I will post stories there as they appear.
Saints Louis and Zélie Martin, the Parents of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux
The lives of Saints Louis and Zelie Martin, the parents of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux; their spirituality; the life of their family; their beatification in 2008 and canonization in 2015; what we can learn from them today. Articles, homilies, conferences, photo galleries. A unique photo show to celebrate the visit of their relics to Ireland in 2018.