Sts. Louis and Zélie Martin-8×10 print


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The Canonization of Louis Martin and Marie-Azélie Guérin, the parents of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face (St. Thérèse of Lisieux) took place on Sunday October 18, 2015 in Rome.

The Canonization took place during the Holy Mass celebrated on the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time by His Holiness Pope Francis, in St. Peter’s Square, Rome. In his homily on the day’s biblical readings – which presented the theme of service – Pope Francis said “The holy spouses Louis Martin and Marie-Azélie Guérin practiced Christian service in the family, creating day by day an environment of faith and love which nurtured the vocations of their daughters, among whom was Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus.”

The Canonization date coincided with the anniversary of the Beatification of Louis and Zélie in 2008 and the Proclamation of St. Thérèse as a Doctor of the Church in 1997.

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