An undated and unretouched photo of Zelie Martin, taken about 1875. Recently discovered through the kindness of Mme. F. Besnier, a member of the photographer's family. This photograph appeared first in the French edition of Correspondance familiale, the letters of Zelie and Louis (Paris: Editions du Cerf, 2004). It was also published in Therese of Lisieux: God's Gentle Warrior by Thomas R. Nevin (New York: Oxford University Press, 2006). It appears here by the kindness of the Archives of the Carmel of Lisieux and Father Antonio Sangalli, O.C.D., the vice-postulator for the cause of Louis and Zelie Martin. In all likelihood we see Zelie's face here as Therese saw it.
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.