The Martin Family ~ the story of the family of Saint Therese of Lisieux
The story of Zelie and Louis Martin, recently canonized together as a married couple, is the tender tale of two people in love who put God first in their relationship. Although they were affluent, they led a life replete with sufferings and loss of four of their children. Cancer and a form of dementia also affected the parents, but their Faith and the Faith of their children never wavered, as they accepted everything from the hands of God. Their heroic forbearance in times of trial truly merited the title of "Saint" for each of them, as you will agree when you read the story.
On the cover is a collection of portraits of the Martin family. Zelie, the mother, and Louis, the father, stand above their youngest daughter, Saint Therese. The four other daughters are pictured on either side.
Other articles in the issue include works such as:
- Love of the Saints for the Passion
- Building without Christ
- Fear of God
- The Fatima Call for the Sanctification of the Fatima
- Water at Work
- Plainly Speaking
Wonderful story of a family that faced real sorrow & yet strived to aim their children to sainthood. Family life was well seasoned with regular & frequent church attendance, family fun, devotional practices, & study. The parents took their role of guiding & teaching their children very seriously. They guided their children into sainthood, as they themselves have also been proclaimed saints.