Canonisation – the Parents of St Therese of Lisieux

Canonisation – the Parents of St Therese of Lisieux

Today, Sunday October 18th, the canonisation of Louis and Zelie Martin, the parents of St Therese of Lisieux, takes place in Rome, during the Synod on the family. The letters of Zelie offer us vivid insights into the family life of this remarkable couple, with its joys and sorrows, as well as their devotion to one another, their deep piety and their trustful surrender to God’s will. May they be a source of inspiration and encouragement to all families.

Parents of St Therese

The icon by Paolo Orlando shows the whole family, including the four little ones who died in childhood.
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As the Synod enters its final and crucial week, we pray that all the participants may be open to the grace of the Holy Spirit, that the Church, in addressing the realities of family life, may offer an uplifting message and witness to unity and truth.