By Stephane-Joseph Piat
"God gave me a mom and dad extra important of heaven than of earth."
—Saint Thérèse of Lisieux
The fresh, and unheard of, canonization through Pope Francis of a husband and spouse, Louis and Zélie Martin, the fogeys of Saint Thérèse, has stirred a good curiosity during this outstanding relations. This paintings, through the extremely popular professional at the Martin family members, Father Stéphane-Joseph Piat, O.F.M, is the definitive biography of this remarkable "family of saints".
Saint Thérèse, a physician of the Church, wrote in her vintage non secular biography, Story of a Soul, how vital her family members lifestyles used to be in environment the root for her religious lifestyles. She grew up in an in depth 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 perhaps seem from their old fashioned pictures to have lived a comparatively serene and delicate route to sainthood, untarnished by way of sleek 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 kin company, 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 by means of 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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A Family of Saints: The Martins of Lisieux–Saints Thérèse, Louis, and Zélie by Stephane-Joseph Piat