Saints Louis and Zelie Martin are one of the rare married couples who have been recognised by the Church as saints. They lived their marriage vocation to the best. Not only they lead each other towards holiness, but they also lead their children towards holiness. One of the children is our well known, St. Therese of Lisieux – The Little Flower.
A quote from St Therese about her parents was, “The Lord gave me a mother and a father more worthy of heaven than earth”.
In fact there is nothing special about Louis and Zelie. The lived an ordinary family life. They played, laughed, celebrated; they suffered, cried, lived through economic collapses, struggled with sickness, death, loneliness. They were a very real family. The difference is that they loved God so much, that their every action, thought and decision were directed towards God. Louis and Zelie depended on God to strengthen them when they faced a crisis. Specially during their children’s deaths. Four of their children died at a very young age. Imagine the pain of parents. Scroll through to read more about Saints Louis and Zelie Martin.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, in you
we contemplate the splendour of true Love.
Through the intercession of
Saints Louis and Zelie,
we ask, that our families too
be places of communion and prayer,
authentic schools of the Gospel
and small domestic churches.
Holy Family of Nazareth, may families
never again experience violence, rejection
or division. May all who have been hurt or
scandalised find comfort and healing.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph to you we turn with trust; help us always be mindful of
the sacredness of marriage,
family life, and its beauty in God’s plan.
Saints Louis and Zelie Martin pray for us.
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