St Thérèse's Parents to be beatified

Louis and Zélie Martin, the parents of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, will be beatified at Alençon on Sunday 19 October. This will be "Mission Sunday" and is a fitting day for the celebration since the Martins' saintly daughter always expressed a great desire to help the missions.

Here is the news story from Zenit and there is a roundup at the St Therese Gateway with details, such as the transferral of the bodies of the Martins to the Basilica. The website of the diocese of Bayeux-Lisieux has more information (in French), and there is a website in Italian devoted to the couple: Venerabili Luigi e Zelia Martin

H/T Blog by the Sea

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