By Stephane-Joseph Piat
"God gave me a mom and dad extra priceless of heaven than of earth."
—Saint Thérèse of Lisieux
The contemporary, and extraordinary, canonization via Pope Francis of a husband and spouse, Louis and Zélie Martin, the fogeys of Saint Thérèse, has stirred a superb curiosity during this amazing relations. This paintings, via the very popular specialist at the Martin relations, Father Stéphane-Joseph Piat, O.F.M, is the definitive biography of this outstanding "family of saints".
Saint Thérèse, a physician of the Church, wrote in her vintage non secular biography, Story of a Soul, how vital her kin existence used to be in atmosphere the root for her non secular lifestyles. She grew up in a detailed family members, the place the deep love of oldsters and kids for God, neighbor, and every different was once the very middle in their domestic and relations life.
This relatives of saints, who lived within the past due 1800s and early 1900s, may look from their old fashioned photos to have lived a comparatively serene and soft route to sainthood, untarnished via glossy difficulties. yet, as this ebook indicates, the truth is sort of the other. They suffered from the lack of 4 little ones, the failure of a family members enterprise, and the dying of Zélie, at forty-five, to breast cancer.
The mystery to their happiness then is the key to our happiness now--unfailing love made attainable via boundless religion in God. all of the demanding situations the Martins confronted, nice and small, have been met with a profound belief in Divine Providence.
Illustrated with eight pages of photographs
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