St. Therese famously said, "God gave me a Father and Mother more worthy of Heaven than of Earth."
In October, 2015, Louis and Zelie Martin will be the first married couple to be canonized together.
When they met, fell in love, and married in 1858, their lives seemed pretty ordinary. They worked hard-Louis was a watchmaker, Zelie established her own business making Pont d'Alencon lace-and went on to have nine children. Five survived, all of whom became nuns and one of whom is now known as St. Therese of Lisieux, perhaps the most popular saint in recent history.
Through stories, chatty domestic insights from Zelie's correspondence, and running commentary on their faith and family, The Extraordinary Parents of St. Therese of Lisieux shows in vivid detail how Louis and Zelie created a joyful Catholic home for their family while coping with the demands of business and the daily stresses of ordinary life with their lively children.
Six Things You Didn’t Know About Saint Peter Canisius Jesuit, and Doctor 12/20/2012
Facts and Legends About St. Lucy 12/13/2012
Five Reasons to Love St. Francis Xavier 12/03/2012
What's So Great About Saint Gertrude? 11/16/2012
St. Albert and Aristotle: The Gift of Faith and Reason 11/13/2012
A Shining Saint: Five Points of Faith for Frances Cabrini 11/12/2012
St. Bridget: Prayers, yes. Promises, no. 11/01/2012
The North American Martyrs: Torture and Triumph 10/19/2012
You Know John of the Cross but What About Paul? 10/19/2012
St. Teresa of Avila's Top Five Friends in High (Heavenly) Places 10/15/2012