Interestingly, Father Thierry Hénault-Morel is a lateral descendant of Louis Martin. He is the great-grandson of Adolphe Leriche, Louis's nephew. Adolphe's mother, Louis's sister Fannie, died when the child was very young, and Adolphe lived with Louis and Louis's parents in the house on the Rue Pont-Neuf. In 1870 he purchased the watch-shop from Louis and was in business there until his death in 1894. His daughter, Berthe Leriche, married Victor Hénault-Morel; she was the grandmother of Father Thierry Hénault-Morel , who, until recently, was the rector of the Basilica of Notre Dame in Alençon. Could Louis ever have imagined that his parish church would be raised to the rank of a basilica after he and Zélie were declared blessed, or that a descendant of his family would one day be rector there? Or that, 120 years after his death, a member of his family would speak about his great trial?
Saints Louis and Zélie Martin, the Parents of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux
The lives of the parents of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux; their spirituality and the life of their family, their beatification in 2008; what we can learn from them today.