Fr. All rights reserved. What gets in the way of thi... Want a good relationship? Can bringing young children to Mass go well? Neither had intended to marry. Although there are only sparse biographies, we do have enough examples to imitate their married life: how they supported each other in work and home life; how they loved each other and put their spouse first before themselves; and especially how they prayed together. Louis was born in 1823 in Bordeaux.

I beg you however to send me many children and grant that they will be consecrated to you.”One day, as she was walking through the city of Alençon, she saw Louis and heard in her heart: “This is the husband I have destined for you.”.

Both had seriously considered religious life, but doors had been closed to them as they moved closer to that vocation.

All nine had Marie in their names. Prayerful and discerning, these holy parents had the clear-headed vision to know that the best for their children was to help them grow in a relationship with God. For additional information about Sts. A married couple, a man and a woman, a dad and a mom, who were the parents of a saint, the Little Flower, and in whose married life mutual … Louis Childhood and Pursuit of Monasticism.

He then became a watchmaker. On that day, Sts. For Your Marriage is here to support you! "For the first time in two millennia, an entry in the liturgical books will now read, "Saints Louis and Zélie Martin, Spouses". Louis and Zélie were canonized on October 18, 2015, by Pope Francis on Mission Sunday, in honor of Saint Thérèse, the Patroness of Missionaries. She agreed. USCCB assumes no responsibility for these websites, their content, or their sponsoring organizations. Many in the Catholic Church know of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus. If you’re looking for inspiration, resources and thought-provoking content, check out our monthly newsletter. Zélie Martin sat upright in the chair of the doctor’s office on that never-to-be-forgotten day in October 1876. In 1877, at age 45, Zelie Martin died of breast cancer. Louis and Zélie lived the sacrament of Matrimony, striving for the mutual good of their spouse and helping each other reach heaven. The two purposes of marital sexuality: unitive and procreative.

She was strong willed and had an entrepreneurial spirit. The good news is there are many dedicated staff willing to work with you and your spouse.... (Reader’s Tip) You do not have to like your spouse 100% of the time, but love them with all your heart. Always known as Zélie, she was the middle child of the family, with one older sister, who entered religious life, and one younger brother.

The love she felt for her husband can be read in her letters: ‘Your wife who loves you more than life itself”, “I embrace you and how I love you”…. She then became a talented lace maker, starting her own business at a young age with the famous Point d’Alençon lace. Both had seriously considered religious life, but doors had been closed to them as they moved closer to that vocation. This Sunday, October 18, 2015, Pope Francis canonized Louis and Zélie Martin, the parents of St. Thérèse of Lisieux. Furthermore, the family, like the Church, ought to be a place where the Gospel is transmitted and from which the Gospel radiates.

This desire was authentic. Therese of the Child JesusThe Little Way, Your email address will not be published.

The Martin's family life was centered around their Catholic faith. The Liturgical Year. Their family life is a model for families the world over. —Saint Thérèse of Lisieux The recent, and unprecedented, canonization by Pope Francis of a husband and wife, Louis and Zélie Martin, the parents of Saint Thérèse, has stirred a great interest in this extraordinary family.

Today is the Feast Day of Saints Louis and Zélie Martin, the parents of St. Thérèse of Lisieux. They are only the second married couple to be canonized. They are only the second married couple to be canonized.