Carmen's parents speak about the acceptance of her healing as the miracle for the canonization of Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin

Carmen with her father and mother and mgr jacques Habert, bishop of seez, where louis and zelie martin spent their married life.  Valencia, May 2013.

The news of the canonization of Blessed Louis Martin and Zélie Guérin fills us with emotion, with joy, and with gratitude. For us, they are part of our family, since we have prayed to them and they have interceded with the Lord to grant us the healing of our daughter. The Martin couple is an example of family union founded on love and on respect for children. And, thanks to them, we can demonstrate these values to our two children.

--statement from the parents of little Carmen on the occasion of the approval of the healing of their daughter as the miracle necessary for the canonization of Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin.  

Courtesy of the Shrines at Alencon and Lisieux.  Translated by Maureen O'Riordan