THROUGH our vocation, WITH our vocation and IN our vocation

St Zelie St Martin rgb

The canonization of St Louis and St Zélie today (the parents of St Thérèse of Lisieux) reminds us that we are ALL called to be saints

and we can get there…together, as parents!

We are reminded that part of our vocation in marriage is to help get our spouses to Heaven and St Louis and St Zélie lead the way in this, being the FIRST COUPLE to be CANONIZED TOGETHER!

With all five of their surviving daughters entering religious life including St Thérèse and soon-to-be-beatified Léonie, St Louis and St Zélie are models of parenthood, inspiring us all in our own families.

 

St Louis and St Zelie

We’re on the verge of releasing our brand new Saint Scripts Craft Kit Series THREE and here’s a sneak peek at TWO of the Saints included!

 

Saint Scripts St Zelie St Louis

 

St Louis Martin (1823 – 1894) and St Azelie-Marie Guerin (St Zélie)  (1831-1877)

Louis tried to enter the Congregation Hospitaliere du Grand-Saint-Bernard, but was not accepted because he could not learn Latin. Louis was a skilled watch maker and he married Azelie-Marie Guerin (Zélie) who was an accomplished lace maker and entrepreneur.

Although they lived as brother and sister for the first 10 months of their marriage, they went on to have nine children.

Suffering more than their share of tragedy, they lost four children: two baby boys, a 6-month-old girl and a 5-year-old girl Marie Hélène.

Zélie died of cancer at the age of 46, when her youngest (Thérèse) was only four years old.

After the death of his wife, Louis decided to move his family of five girls to Lisieux to live close to extended family. All five of his daughters became nuns, four within the Carmelite Order. The youngest is well known as St Thérèse of Lisieux and the cause for the beatification and canonization of her sister Léonie Martin has already been opened this past July.

Louis and Zélie are excellent models of Catholic family life. Practicing their Faith through daily Mass, regular confession, and consistent corporal and spiritual works of mercy, they discreetly helped those in need and guided their family in the Faith. The couple grew in holiness through their vocation of marriage and instilled in their children the importance of the morning offering of their hearts to God, accepting difficulties and making sacrifices out of love for Jesus.

 

 

Are you READY for ALL SAINTS DAY in TWO weeks?

Check out our Saints Craft Kits adapted for All Saints Day…and how they can be used with groups of Saint-clad kids!

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