Thanks to the kindness of don Riccardo Brena and the parish of Marcallo in the Archdiocese of Milan, you can order reproductions of their icon of the Martin family through Trinity Stores Religious Artwork and Icons in Colorado.
This icon by Paolo Orlando, shows Louis and Zelie Martin with their five adult daughters dressed as nuns. From left, Marie and Pauline as Carmelite nuns; Leonie, whose cause was introduced in July 2015, as a Visitation nun; Celine and Therese as Carmelites. Near the parents are the four little ones who died very young: Marie Helene, Marie-Joseph-Jean-Baptiste, Marie-Melanie-Therese, and Marie-Joseph-Louis.
The icon is available in many sizes and formats: holy cards and prayer cards, magnets, framed desk art and wall art, giclee prints, and wooden plaques. You may also order the icon on devotional candles, T-shirts, and sweatshirts. Some of the available sizes are quite big enough to be installed in churches and monasteries; you may also order custom reproductions. Purchases through this link support this Web site. Thank you.
- Please click on the image of the icon of the Martin family above or click on "Sts. Louis and Zelie Martin with St. Therese of Lisieux and Siblings."
- At upper left, you will see a box that says "search for art." Type in the name "Orlando" and press the search button.
- The icon will appear. Choose among sizes and formats.
Louis and Zelie and their children gathered every night to pray before the statue of the Virgin of the Smile. I hope this icon of the Martin family will become a center of prayer in many homes, churches, and monasteries; will make the new saints known and loved; and will be a window to the holy. Consider ordering it to celebrate the canonization; for the feast of Sts. Louis and Zelie; for a wedding or anniversary gift; or for a Christmas present.
I hope that many churches dedicated to St. Therese will install this icon to honor Louis and Zelie and to remind the people that Therese did not fall out of heaven as a completed saint, but was brought up in a holy family. I would also like to see donors appear to give the icon to many Carmelite monasteries and monasteries of the Visitation. Please pray that God attracts many souls through this sacred art. Thank you.