... to be beatified in 2008!
Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins, Prefect of the Vatican's Congregation for the Cause of the Saints, has announced that the beatification of the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux, Louis Martin and Azelia Guérin, will take place later this year!!!
Above the graves of St. Thérèse’s parents (behind the Basilica in Lisieux) are the words, ‘God gave me a father and mother more worthy of Heaven than of earth.’ These words were written by Thérèse to Abbé Bellière two months before she died.
Tan has published a few books about St. Thérèse’s parents and family that I would love to read:
The Father of the Little Flower: Louis Martin (1823-1894)
The Mother of the Little Flower: Zelie Martin (1831-1877)
The Story of a Family: The Home of St. Therese of Lisieux
Online, you can read about Louis and Zelie here, as well as see the articles regarding their beatification here and here. It's so exciting!!!!!!