July 13, 2008

July 13, 2008

Beatification of St. Therese's parents

ALENCON, France, JULY 13, 2008 (Zenit.org).- Louis and Marie-Zélie Martin, parents of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, will be beatified on Mission Sunday at the Cathedral of Lisieux.Cardinal Saraiva Martins, retired prefect of the Congregation for Saints' Causes, made the announcement Saturday when he presided at a Mass at Notre-Dame Church at Alencon to mark the couple's 150th wedding anniversary.Mission Sunday is celebrated this year on Oct. 19.The news comes days after Benedict XVI recognized a miracle attributable to the intercession of Louis and Marie-Zélie Martin. It involved the healing of Pietro Schiliro of Monza, Italy.Pietro was born in 2002 with a fatal lung malformation. Italian Carmelite Father Antonio Sangalli suggested that the child's parents pray a novena to Thérèse's parents to receive the strength to endure their suffering.However, Pietro's mother decided to do the novena to ask for her son's cure. When Pietro regained his health, he and his parents went on pilgrimage to Lisieux to thank the Martins.


Anonymous said...

What marvelous news! For some articles and films about the lives and cause of the Venerable Zelie and Louis, and to see some films about them, including one with several photos of Pietro Schiliro at the time of his cure, please see http://thereseoflisieux.org You will also find some "talking points" about the pastoral significance of the new "to-be-blesseds."



Linan said...

Thank you Fr. Adam and Maureen