"The World of Saint Therese and Her Family," a photo show

In honor of the pilgrimage of the relics of St. Therese and of her parents, Sts. Louis and Zelie Martin, and if the visit of Pope Francis o Ireland in connection with the World Meeting of Families, I have created a photo gallery, "The World of Saint Therese and Her Family," to offer you a visual experience of the concrete reality of their lives on earth, during which they became holy. It contains more than 350 photos, many, from my visit to France in May, never published before.  Arranged in chronological order, these images illustrate the story of their lives from the birth of St. Louis in 1823 until the canonization of the Martin spouses in 2015.  I thank the Shrine at Alencon and the Web site of the Archives of the Carmel of Lisieux.  If you enjoy it, please help me spread the word. Thank you.  The above shows highlights of the first part of the photo gallery.  To see the gallery, click the photo below:

New photos of the pilgrimage day at Alencon to celebrate the feast of the Martin spouses, July 13, 2013

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At the site of the Shrine at Alençon, please see new photos of the pilgrimage at Alençon to mark the feast of Louis and Zelie Martin.   [2019: I regret very much that it appears that the Shrine has removed these photos]. You will see the pilgrims gathered on the bridge where the Martins  first met, then in the countryside, including at the red brick house at  Semalle where Thérèse lived with the wet nurse, Rose Taillé, in  1873-1874, and then the Mass at the Basilica of Notre-Dame in Alençon.   Cardinal Barbarin, Primate of Gaul, delivered a conference and presided  at the Mass.  The newspaper Ouest-France remarked on June 4 that "the  presence of the Primate of Gaul is a strong indication about the  investigation of the dossier [of the presumed miracle] for the  canonization of the Martin spouses."