Saints Louis and Zélie Martin, after having had the desire for religious life, you heard the Lord's call to the vocation of marriage.
You are the "parents without equal" of whom your daughter Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus speaks; the fortunate parents of Léonie, the Servant of God, Sister Françoise-Thérèse; of Marie, Pauline, and Céline, transplanted to Mount Carmel; and of the four children taken from your affection in their youth: Hélène, Joseph, Jean-Baptiste, and Mélanie-Thérèse.
You gave all glory to God through your humble and patient work, your commitment to the poor, and your family life, where reigned the happiness of loving and being loved.
You lived your daily life concretely through the joys and sorrows of your existence.
You love us as your own children, with the heart of a father and the heart of a mother, because you are the friends of God.
Listen to our prayer and our request (state the request . . . ) and intercede for us with God the Father, through Jesus Christ our Lord, in the grace of the Holy Spirit.
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.