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"God gave me a father and mother more worthy of heaven than of earth." Saint Therese of LisieuxThe recent, and unprecedented, canonization by Pope Francis of a husband and wife, Louis and Zelie Martin, the parents of Saint Therese, has stirred a great interest in this extraordinary family. This work, by the highly regarded expert on the Martin family, Father Stephane-Josep"God gave me a father and mother more worthy of heaven than of earth." Saint Therese of LisieuxThe recent, and unprecedented, canonization by Pope Francis of a husband and wife, Louis and Zelie Martin, the parents of Saint Therese, has stirred a great interest in this extraordinary family. This work, by the highly regarded expert on the Martin family, Father Stephane-Joseph Piat, O.F.M, is the definitive biography of this amazing "family of saints."Saint Therese, a Doctor of the Church, wrote in her classic spiritual biography, Story of a Soul, how important her family life was in setting the foundation for her spiritual life. She grew up in a close family, where the deep love of parents and children for God, neighbor, and each other was the very heart of their home and family life.This family of saints, who lived in the late 1800s and early 1900s, might appear from their quaint photographs to have lived a relatively serene and smooth path to sainthood, untarnished by modern problems. But, as this book shows, the reality is quite the opposite. They suffered from the loss of four children, the failure of a family business, and the death of Zelie, at forty-five, to breast cancer.The secret to their happiness then is the secret to our happiness now--unfailing love made possible by boundless faith in God. All the challenges the Martins faced, great and small, were met with a profound trust in Divine Providence.Illustrated with 8 pages of photographs"...

Title : A Family of Saints: The Martins of Lisieux Saints Therese, Louis, and Zelie
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ISBN : 9781621640790
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 392 Pages
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A Family of Saints: The Martins of Lisieux Saints Therese, Louis, and Zelie Reviews

  • BonnieL
    2019-04-25 18:23

    A book that focuses on the parents of St Therese of Lisieux who were recently canonized, as a couple, by Pope Francis. The majority of the book by the author was originally written in the 1920s and is translated from the French. As a result it sometimes seems somewhat stilted and stiff but blame that on the translator. There is also a new section that explains the importance of this canonization in the history of the Catholic church.Anyone who has read St. Therese's books will be familiar with the prose of the late 19th and early 20th century. To us today, it may seem flowery and more intense than we use but one can easily become immersed in it and enjoy an intriguing glimpse into the lives of this incredible family that produced 5 nuns, several canonized saints and who all lived dedicated lives of faith, religion and family values.