Fr. Jim Kubicki, national director of the Apostleship of Prayer, speaks about Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin on Relevant Radio

On Wednesday, July 10, to honor the feast of  Louis and Zelie Martin, Father Jim Kubicki, the national director of the  Apostleship of Prayer, a great friend of Therese and a dear friend of  mine, spoke about Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin and about the  vocation to family prayer on "Inner Life,' a call-in radio show for  spiritual direction on Relevant Radio.  He spoke sensitively and in depth about the  marital spirituality of Louis and Zelie as it applies to us and about  the vocation of prayer, and graciously recommended both "Saint Therese  of Lisieux: A Gateway" and the book "A Call to a Deeper Love," the  letters of Louis and Zelie.  Please listen to the show at (select the date July 10).  [I regret that this audio appears to have disappeared from the Web site].


125 years ago today, St. Therese of Lisieux . . .

became a member of the Apostleship of Prayer.  The young girl of twelve who joined the Apostleship on October 15, 1885 was declared its patron, together with St. Francis Xavier, in 2004.  For more about Therese's membership and about the Apostleship of Prayer, please see "St. Therese of Lisieux and the Apostleship of Prayer." 

St. Therese of Lisieux and the Apostleship of Prayer

    The archives of the Carmel of Lisieux conserved a document signed by Therese Martin at the age of 12, showing that on October 15, 1885 she enrolled in the Apostleship of Prayer, an association born of the missionary desires of Jesuits at a French seminary in 1844.  St. Therese of Lisieux is now co-patron of the Apostleship of Prayer.  Learn more about the Apostleship of Prayer and Therese's relationship with it.