The feast of Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin on July 12

Just in time for the feast of the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux, their letters have appeared in English! A Call to a Deeper Love: The Family Correspondence of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, 1863-1885 invites the English-speaking world to find out how much it has to celebrate in these spouses who, while engaged unreservedly in the fabric of everyday life, gazed so steadily on the face of Christ.


 To celebrate the feast, we display, with the permission of Fr. Antonio Sangalli, the above icon of the Martin family, painted by Paolo Orlando.  The adult daughters stand in order of age; Leonie is distinguished by her Visitation habit, and Therese, of course, by the halo.  The four children who died so young also appear. 

May the celebration of the Martin family's adventures in holiness be a source of healing and liberation for the families of today.