"The World of Saint Therese and Her Family," a photo show

In honor of the pilgrimage of the relics of St. Therese and of her parents, Sts. Louis and Zelie Martin, and if the visit of Pope Francis o Ireland in connection with the World Meeting of Families, I have created a photo gallery, "The World of Saint Therese and Her Family," to offer you a visual experience of the concrete reality of their lives on earth, during which they became holy. It contains more than 350 photos, many, from my visit to France in May, never published before.  Arranged in chronological order, these images illustrate the story of their lives from the birth of St. Louis in 1823 until the canonization of the Martin spouses in 2015.  I thank the Shrine at Alencon and the Web site of the Archives of the Carmel of Lisieux.  If you enjoy it, please help me spread the word. Thank you.  The above shows highlights of the first part of the photo gallery.  To see the gallery, click the photo below:

"An Encounter with St. Therese of Lisieux," a retreat day at the Carmelite Monastery in Santa Clara, California on Saturday, November 11, 2017

An Encounter with St. Therese of Lisieux

Carmel of the Infant Jesus
1000 Lincoln Street
Santa Clara, California

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Therese Martin aged 15, in April 1888

Therese Martin aged 15, in April 1888

The Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites of Santa Clara invites you to this retreat day. 


9:00 a.m.        Registration and coffee

9:30 a.m.        Welcome and Morning Prayer

                        Conference by Maureen O’Riordan

                        "Saints Louis and Zelie Martin,
                        the Parents of St. Therese of Lisieux”

                        followed by Questions and Answers

11:40 a.m.      Free Time

12:00 noon    Conference by Maureen O’Riordan
                       “A Map of Saint Therese’s Way of Confidence and Love”
                       followed by Questions and Answers

1:15 p.m.       Lunch

2:00 p.m.       Conference by Maureen O’Riordan
                      “How Can We Love One Another?  
                       St. Therese’s Practice of Sisterly Love in Her Carmelite Community”
                       followed by questions and answers

                      Personal Prayer

3:45 p.m.     
to 4:30 p.m.  Mass of the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
                      Fr. James Geoghegan,  O.C.D. will preside.

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Note:  Maureen will also present "A Map of the Way of Confidence and Love of Saint Therese of Lisieux" the day after the above event, on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at the Mount Saint Joseph Monastery of the Discalced Carmelite friars in San Jose.  Details here.