"A Map of the Way of Confidence and Love of St. Therese of Lisieux," a conference at Mount Saint Joseph Carmelite Monastery in San Jose, California on Sunday, November 12, 2017

The Discalced Carmelite Friars of the Mount Saint Joseph
Carmelite Monastery in San Jose invite you to attend

“A Map of the Way of Confidence and Love
of  
St. Thérèse of Lisieux 

St. Therese in 1889, aged 16 Credit: Archives of the Carmel of Lisieux

St. Therese in 1889, aged 16
Credit: Archives of the Carmel of Lisieux

a conference by Maureen O’Riordan of Philadelphia,
curator of “Saint Thérèse of Lisieux: A Gateway

followed by questions and answers

Sunday November 12, 2017  

3:00 p.m.

At the Carmelite Monastery
12455 Clayton Road
San Jose, California

You are invited to stay for Evening Prayer and Benediction with the Carmelites at 5:00 p.m.

 No tickets; no registration
Donations are welcome at the event. 

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Learn about the speaker, Maureen O'Riordan

Maureen O'Riordan

Maureen O'Riordan

Her journey with St. Therese; selected presentations and publications

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Note:  Maureen will also present three conferences at a retreat day about St. Therese and Sts. Louis and Zelie the day before the above event, on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the monastery of the Discalced Carmelite nuns in Santa Clara.  Details here.

Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin to be first spouses canonized as a couple in October 2015

Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin, who are to be named saints in October 2015

Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin, who are to be named saints in October 2015

Cardinal Amato announces that Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin, the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux, the first spouses in the history of the Church to be declared saints as a couple, will be canonized in October 2015

March 3, 2015.  Zenit.org reported today that Cardinal Angelo Amato, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, has announced that Louis and Zelie Martin will be canonized during the Synod on the Family, which will take place in Rome in October 2015.  No date was reported.  The cardinal spoke during a meeting organized by the Libreria Editrice Vaticana (LEV) to emphasize how important sanctity in the family is.  "Thanks be to God, in October two spouses, the parents of Saint Therese of Lisieux, will be canonized.  Saints are not only priests and nuns, but also lay people," the Cardinal said. Please see Zenit's article announcing the canonization of Louis and Zelie Martin. See also Nicholas Seneze's article in La Croixwhich states that Cardinal Amato made the announcement on Friday, February 27, and that the recognition of the miracle for Louis and Zelie's canonization has not yet been officially announced by the Vatican.

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Listen to a "Carmelite Conversation" about Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin on radio with guest Maureen O'Riordan and host Frances Harry - February 23, 2015

On Monday, February 23, 2015, I had the pleasure of talking with host Frances Harry about the lives of Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin, the parents of St. Therese, on the radio show "Carmelite Conversations."  Among the topics we explored:

  • Why are people drawn to Louis and Zelie Martin today?
  • What can we learn from them?
  • What were they like as spouses, parents, business owners?
  • What challenges did their family face?

Please listen to this conversation, titled "Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin, the Parents of St. Therese of Lisieux: Witnesses of Hope," online.  Please let me know whether it's useful to you.  Thank you.