Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Parents of St. Therese are Saints Too!

Did you know?   The mother and father of Saint Therese, Louis and Zelie Martin, were declared Blessed in 2008...the last step leading up to the official title of "Saint" in the Catholic Church, and a recognition both that they are in heaven and that they led exemplary lives worthy of imitation.

I'm trying to think of another example of both parent and child being recognized as saints by the Catholic Church.. Ah, Saint Augustine and his mother Saint Monica.  I can't think of too many other instances where both parent and child have been officially declared saints. (Can you? If so, please share.)  However, I'm sure heaven is widely populated with loving families!

You can read about Blessed Louis and Zelie here.

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