[Note: this page memorializes the series of monthly days of prayer sponsored by the Carmelite Monastery in Philadelphia in 2014. In thanksgiving for the presence of the Martin Family Reliquary, the nuns welcomed pilgrims on the first Sunday of every month. Each month featured a conference on a different aspect of the spirituality of the Martin family].

An encounter with St. Thérèse of Lisieux
and her parents, Blessed Louis and Zélie Martin

 In the presence of their relics, pray for your family, your friends,
and all your intentions on the first Sunday of every month from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

at the Carmelite Monastery, 1400 66th Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa.

Conferences by Maureen O’Riordan at 1:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Louis and Zélie Martin: a family made holy in, through, and by marriage.  What can we learn from them?  How can they inspire us?

Sunday, January 5, 2014

The challenge of being a Christian mother:
Blessed Zélie Martin and the spiritual formation of children

Sunday, February 2, 2014

The role of the child in the life and spirituality of St. Thérèse and of her family
Sunday, March 2, 2014

Blessed Louis Martin, the “incomparable father” of St. Thérèse:
how can he help Christian fathers today?

Sunday, April 6, 2014

“In sickness and in health: bringing our illness to the Martin family,
who endured so much sickness.”  Prayer for healing.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

“Mary in the life and spirituality of St. Thérèse and of the Martin family.”  Who was Mary for St. Thérèse?  Who is she for us?

Sunday, June 1, 2014

“The marital spirituality of the blessed couple Louis and Zélie Martin: spouses carrying each other to God”

Sunday, July 6, 2014

“The Eucharist as source and summit of the life of the Martin family”

Sunday,  August 3, 2014

“Louis and Zélie Martin, ministers of charity and justice: their concern for Christ’s poor, for their neighbor, and for justice”

Sunday, September 7, 2014

“The Martin family and the Carmel of Lisieux, and
St. Thérèse and the Carmel of Philadelphia”

Sunday, October 5, 2014

“A Map of St. Thérèse’s Way of Confidence and Love”

Sunday, November 2, 2014

“The Martin family and the Communion of Saints:
Grief, Healing, and Eternal Life”