So, as friends of St. Thérèse and the Carmelites, we rejoice that Zélie and Louis are properly recognized by the universal Church as saints whose holiness and struggles with life are a positive, grace-filled model
Leonie went from being a “difficult child” to a loved and admired nun.
Both of these women are beautiful examples about how we are used as instruments of God’s love.
In anticipation of their canonization, the relics of Blesses Louis and Zelie Martin toured the Diocese of Plymouth in the United Kingdom from May 15- 18 to be venerated. The following pictures are from their visit to the Cathedral of St. John.
Today we remember and celebrate St. Therese’s healing by Our Lady of the Smile statue. This miraculous event happened when Therese was ten. She fell into a serious illness, which was described everything from a nervous breakdown to a kidney infection. Therese blamed it on the devil. While she was laying in her bed one […]
In her autobiography, Story of a Soul, St. Therese of Lisieux divided her life into three major periods. Through each of these periods Therese learned lessons that greatly impacted her.