[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].
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”
Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament at 3:30 p.m.
Free parking in the monastery lot on 66th AvenueChapel handicapped-accessible
Carmelite Bookstore open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Spiritual books, children’s books, DVDs, and religious articles.Cash and checks only.
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.