Frequently Asked Questions About the Canonization of Bl. Louis and Zelie Martin on Sunday, October 18, 2015

Courtesy of the Web site of the Shrine of Louis and Zelie at Alencon - translated by Daniela Satalic.


When will the Mass of canonization be celebrated?

At 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 18, 2015, in St. Peter's Square.

Is it necessary for the individual pilgrims to have an acces ticket from the Pontifical Household for that Mass?

Yes. You can request this free ticket for the canonization by sending an e-mail to  You will receive a reply with instructions for picking up your ticket when you arrive in Rome.

You can get a ticket at  the General Curia of the Discalced Carmelites at this address:

Casa Generalizia dei Carmelitani Scalzi
Corso d'Italia, 38
00198 Roma - ITALIA

At this address, you can also get a "pilgrim’s kit" that is offered to those who want it. Your offering to contribute to the expenses of this "pilgrim’s kit" will be very welcome.

What time does the vigil scheduled in the Church Saint Louis of the French (Saint Louis des Français) on Saturday, October 17, 2015 begin?

8:30 p.m.  The church is at the Piazza di San Luigi de’ Francesi,  Everyone is welcome.  Note that the readings will be in French.

Are there any other planned activities for the pilgrims in Rome on the occasion of this canonization?


  1. On Sunday, October 18 at 5:15 p.m., Mr. Emmanuel Houis of the Shrine at Lisieux will present a conference entitled "Les Martins a Rome en Novembre 1887" in the Basilica of St. Agnes Outside the Walls. 

  2. On Monday, October 19 at 8:30 a.m., the international Mass in thanksgiving for the gift of this first married couple who were proclaimed saints together will be celebrated in the Basilica of Saint John Lateran.  Cardinal Vallini , vicar of Rome, will preside.  Mgr Jean-Claude Boulanger, bishop.of Bayeux and Lisieux, and Mgr. Jacques Habert, bishop of Sées, will preside.

Is it still possible to sign up for one of the scheduled pilgrimages to Rome on the occasion of this canonization?

It is still possible to sign up at the Diocesan Office of the pilgrims of Bayeux-Lisieux on this telephone number: 02 31 29 35 08, Caen.  (This pilgrimage is conducted in French).