Let's rejoice together. On July 3, 2008 Pope Benedict XVI received Cardinal Josef Saraiva Martins, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, and authorized the promulgation of the decree on the miracle of the cure of the Italian child Pietro Schillero due to the intercession of the Venerable Louis and Zelie Martin. This authorization means that St. Therese's mother and father will be declared blessed. A July 3 communique from the diocese of Seez, in which Zelie was born, stated that Cardinal Saraiva Martins will announce the date and place of the beatification ceremony when he presides at the ceremonies at Alencon and Lisieux July 12 and 13 commemorating the 150th anniversary of Louis and Zelie's marriage, which took place on July 13, 1858.
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.