The relics of Blessed Louis and Blessed Zelie Martin, one of the first married couples ever to be beatified, arrived to the Diocese. Blessed Louis and Blessed Zélie are the parents of St. Thérèse of Lisieux. You can read more about them here: www.louisandzeliemartin.org
May the prayers of this saintly married couple, along with those of Joseph the Just and Mary the Virgin, renew us with the joy of the Gospel.
Prayer for the intentions of the family synod
God our Father, I thank you for having given us Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin, the parents of St Therese. United and faithful in marriage, they have left us an example of Christian living and evangelical virtue. In raising a large family through trials, suffering and bereavement, they put their trust in you and always sought your will.
“Deign, Lord, to make known your will in their regard and grant the favour I ask, in the hope that the father and mother of St Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face may soon be canonized and thereby held up to the universal Church as model for the families of our time. Through their intercession, we pray for the Holy Spirit’s guidance of the Church as we approach the Extraordinary Synod, and that the whole Body of Christ might be strengthened in their witness to the beauty of marriage and family life. Through Christ our Lord, Amen.
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