« The good God gave me a father and mother more worthy of heaven than of earth » Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus (letter 261 from 26-7-1897)
For the parents of Thérèse, the place of God in their lives was primary. Thérèse was deeply influenced by their deep faith and by the religious fervour of the entire family.
The processes for the Canonisation of the Servants of God, Louis Martin and Zélie Guérin, the parents of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus, were instigated separately by the dioceses of Bayeux-Lisieux and Sées, between 1957 and 1960. The Causes were then forwarded to Rome.
These two Causes are investigated according to a historical method and are presented to the Congregation for Saints as one single study or positio and will be discussed at the same time. If the Church so decides, this couple will then be glorified together.
The faithful are invited to jointly invoke in their prayers Louis Martin and Zélie Guérin for the granting of favours and miracles through their intercession.