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:
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."
Saints Louis and Zélie Martin, the Parents of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux
The lives of Saints Louis and Zelie Martin, the parents of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux; their spirituality; the life of their family; their beatification in 2008 and canonization in 2015; what we can learn from them today. Articles, homilies, conferences, photo galleries. A unique photo show to celebrate the visit of their relics to Ireland in 2018.