Zelie Martin and Louis Martin. Photo credit: Sanctuaire d'Alencon
Let us pray for the synod of bishops on the family with Louis and Zelie Martin.
Let us accompany the synod of bishops with our prayers. During this month of October, the month of the Holy Rosary, we can pray the Rosary for this intention in our families, communities, and parishes, or we can pray it alone . . . Let us ask Louis and Zelie Martin to intercede for us with our Heavenly Father.
At the end of the rosary, you can pray this prayer:
Louis and Zelie Martin, you who, in your life as a couple and as parents, have given witness of an exemplary Christian life by fulfilling the duties of your state in life and practicing the evangelical virtues, we turn to you today. We pray especially for the synod fathers: that they may let themselves be guided by the Holy Spirit so that the Church can send a clear and encouraging word to the families of today. Let the example of your unfailing trust in God |and ofyour abandonment to his will, in joys but also through the trials, sorrows, and suffering with which your life was filled, encourage us to persevere in our daily difficulties and to live in joy and Christian hope. Intercede for us with our Father that we may obtain the graces of which we have such need in our everyday life on earth and that, like you, we may reach eternal happiness.
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.