Saints Zelia and Louis Martin –Patrons of marriage

Author: ks. Sławomir Kostrzewa

On Sunday 18 October 2015, Pope Francis canonised the spouses Louis and Zelia Martin — the parents of St Teresa of the Child Jesus. These married saints perfectly fulfilled their earthly calling: Louis as a husband and father, Zelia as a wife and mother.

These days, when the roles that God has assigned to men and women are being questioned, the example of the lives of Saints Louis and Zelia is a call for contemporary spouses to follow the road of growth in holiness in the sacrament of marriage, as God wills it. It is a question of being fully a woman, wife and mother; fully a man, husband and father; to achieve full happiness, that is, holiness.

 

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