The first feast of Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin, July 12, 2009 - Cardinal Tettamanzi presides at the celebration at Lisieux

June 8, 2009 - The first liturgical feast of Blessed Zelie and Louis Martin, the parents of St. Therese, will be celebrated on Sunday, July 12, 2009, the anniversary of their marriage in 1858.  The Shrine at Lisieux has announced a two-day celebration of liturgy, prayer, and  festivities.  Cardinal Tettamanzi, Archbishop of Milan, will preside at a Pontifical Mass in the Basilica of St. Therese, where Louis and Zelie were beatified on October 19, 2009.  See a complete schedule of the liturgies and festivities for the first feast of Louis and Zelie Martin at Lisieux on July 12, 2009.