Image: Casket of Louis and Zélie Martin, in the crypt of the Basilica of Sainte-Thérèse, Lisieux. | Wikimedia Commons.
Saints Louis Martin and Zélie Guerin
Saint of the Day for September 25
(August 22, 1823 – July 29, 1894; December 23, 1831 – August 28, 1877)
Saints Louis Martin and Zélie Guerin’s Story
Born into a military family in Bordeaux, Louis trained to become a watchmaker. His desire to join a religious community went unfulfilled because he didn’t know Latin. Moving to Normandy, he met the highly-skilled lace maker, Zélie Guerin, who also had been disappointed in her attempts to enter religious life. They married in 1858, and...