Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Sts. Louis and Zélie Martin

Sts. Louis and Zélie Martin (19th century) are the parents of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, the French Carmelite nun. St. Louis was a watchmaker and St. Zelie was a lace maker. They had both tried to join religious orders but were rejected because God had greater plans for them as a married couple. Their holy piety inspired all their daughters to become nuns! Life in the Martin Family was not only holy but filled with joy and laughter. Sts. Louis and Zelie were truly parents every child could wish for. Their feast day is on 12 July.

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