“The holy spouses Louis Martin and Marie-Azélie Guérin practised 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 Therese of the Child Jesus.
The radiant witness of these new saints inspires us to persevere in joyful service to our brothers and sisters, trusting in the help of God and the maternal protection of Mary. From heaven may they now watch over us and sustain us by their powerful intercession.”
Pope Francis (October 13, 2015 at Canonization Mass)
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Saints Louis and Zélie Martin, parents of St. Thérèse of Lisieux and models of married sanctity, pray for us!
Postulator for the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux (Rome Reports)
Saint Marie-Azélie Guérin Martin (CatholicSaints.info)
Saint Louis Martin (CatholicSaints.info)