Praying together

Prayer to Louis and Zélie Martin

Saints Louis and Zélie Martin,

after having the desire for religious life,

you heard Our Lourd’s call to the vocation of marriage.

 

You whom your daughter, Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus,

called « parents without equal »,

were happy parents of Léonie,

the Servant of God Sister Françoise-Thérèse,

of Marie, Pauline and Céline,

transplanted to the moutain of Carmel,

and of four other children

taken from your affection at a young age :

Hélène, Joseph, Jean-Baptiste and Mélanie-Thérèse.

 

You gave all glory to God

through your humble and patient work

and through your family life,

where the joy of loving and being loved reigned.

 

You lived your everyday in practical terms

through the joys and sorrows of your life.

 

You love us as you love your own children,

with the heart of a father and a mother

because you are friends of God.

 

Saints Louis and Zélie, hear our prayer and our request

(name the request…)

and intercede for us with God Our Father, through Jesus Christ

Our Lord, in the grace of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

 

Mass of the Blessed

Here are the readings, prayers and preface of the Mass for the feast of Blessed Martin (July 12), or for pilgrims who wish to celebrate in Alençon. You can download it here free (in French)