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Was St. Therese's mother herself a saint? The Church now says "Yes!" Zelie Martin and her husband. Celine Martin, also known as Sister Genevieve of the Holy Face, was born in 1869 in France as the seventh daughter of the Martin family.

Was St. The sister of St. Therese of Lisieux, Celine made known her own call to the religious life just two months after her hand was sought in marriage. Fr. Pichon, her spiritual director, afterwards authorized her desire for a vow of virginity, and she became a Carmelite nun in 1894. Therese's mother herself a saint? The Church now says "Yes!" . Therese's mother herself a saint? The Church now says "Yes!" Zelie Martin and her husband, Louis, were declared Venerable by the Church in 1994 for their heroic virtue, and the couple's cause is now complete, ending with their cannonization in 2015. By combining letters her mother wrote, correspondence with others, and memories from either herself or her sisters, Sister Genevieve of the Holy Face paints a clear and beautiful picture of what it looks like to truly live as a servant of God.

Celine Martin, also known as Sister Genevieve of the Holy Face, was born in 1869 in France as the seventh daughter of the Martin family.

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Details (if other): Cancel. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Louis Martin was the pattern of Fatherhood on which St. Therese built her now famous "Little Way of Spiritual Childhood". Louis was declared Venerable by the Church in 1994, along with his wife Zelie, because of his "heroic virtue". What kind of a father was he?

Genevieve Of Holy; Michael Collins. Zelie suffered many of the ordinary burdens of life, yet she was happy, loved her children madly and enjoyed them immensely.

Genevieve Of Holy; Michael Collins. Was St. Zelie Martin and her husband, Louis, were declared Venerable by the Church in 1994 for their heroic virtue, and the couple's cause is now complete, ending with their cannonization in 2015. Zelie married at 27, bore 9 children, ran a home business and did a superb job of raising 5 daughters, including "the greatest saint of modern times" (St. Pius X). She died of breast cancer at 45, but her greatness was recognized by her family and friends, and is now known to the world.

She is popularly known as "The Little Flower of Jesus", or simply "The Little Flower. Céline (April 28, 1869, a Carmelite in Lisieux, in religion Sister Geneviève of the Holy Face, d. February 25, 1959). Thérèse has been a highly influential model of sanctity for Catholics and for others because of the simplicity and practicality of her approach to the spiritual life. Together with Saint Francis of Assisi, she is one of the most popular saints in the history of the church  . Therese's mother herself a saint? . It is authentic and inspiring, showing what a tremendous life's work and accomplishment it is to be a truly Catholic mother.

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Was St. Therese's mother herself a saint? The Church now says "Yes!" Zelie Martin and her husband, Louis, were declared Venerable by the Church in 1994 for their heroic virtue, and the couple's cause is now complete, ending with their cannonization in 2015. Zelie married at 27, bore 9 children, ran a home business and did a superb job of raising 5 daughters, including "the greatest saint of modern times" (St. Pius X). She died of breast cancer at 45, but her greatness was recognized by her family and friends, and is now known to the world. Zelie suffered many of the ordinary burdens of life, yet she was happy, loved her children madly and enjoyed them immensely. This book was written by her daughter, Celine, who had access to Zelie's letters and to the reminiscences of her older sisters in the Carmel of Lisieux. It is authentic and inspiring, showing what a tremendous life's work and accomplishment it is to be a truly Catholic mother. Looking at Zelie's picture, one can see her incredible character, integrity, goodness, constancy and love.

Comments: (7)

Munigrinn
True, he most certainly is, but my goodness, this woman was so holy I cannot even talk about it. Yet I will attempt to. This is the short biography of Zelie Martin, wife of Louis Martin, and mother of St Thérèse of Lisieux. The book was written by Zelie's daughter Celine, who is a Carmelite nun and who has also written a short biography of her father Louis Martin (also highly recommended book). Behind Our Lady, Zelie, in my mind,is the perfect model of motherhood, especially for this day and age. She lived towards the mid to end of the 19th century, making her fairly modern relatively speaking. This book recounts how she fulfilled her daily duties in total submission and abandonment to God's will. She lived a life of mortification, taking joy in the fact that she suffered for Our Lord. She was scrupulous, exacting, and remiss to every engage in any activity that she feared might offend Our Lord.

While so many of these virtues are found in all the saints, we see that she desired nothing but salvation for her children. She was careful to teach her children not to become swept up in the ways of the world or to desire glories. Rather, she taught them that only one thing was necessary, and their whole family, day to day life centered around that. Both she and Louis give as a model for parenting in the 21st century. We see that their family too was surrounded by a culture which placed value on anything and everything except salvation. This book is essential reading for mothers and fathers. Zelie is one of those rare saints who not only lived a holy and exemplary life, but did so as a wife and mother.

Saint Zelie, ora pro nobis.
Heraly
Though this book is only a little over 100 pages, it is packed with amazing descriptions of this truly holy woman. By combining letters her mother wrote, correspondence with others, and memories from either herself or her sisters, Sister Genevieve of the Holy Face paints a clear and beautiful picture of what it looks like to truly live as a servant of God. She effectively includes a variety of different aspects of St. Zélie’s life from the saint’s childhood, her role of as a mother and wife, her kindness to others, and her abandonment to God even in the face of immense suffering. This book is full of beautiful quotes from Zélie herself and others who knew her which enhances the writing of her daughter. Despite her heroically virtuous life, the average Catholic reader will be able to find relatable components from her story like being a working mother, struggling with God’s will, and sometimes getting worried about small things. The parts one can’t relate to our shared in such a way that they inspire one to strive for those virtues rather than feeling overwhelmed. There were a few phrases that read a little odd, likely due to their translation from the original French, but they did not detract from the awesome message from this book. I highly recommend this book. I think any Christian would enjoy it, but I think it would be especially meaningful for a Catholic woman looking for a model of Catholic motherhood.
Ariseym
I loved this book! What a beautiful soul, no wonder all her 5 daughters became brides of Christ and St. Theresa became a saint. Before I read this book, I loved this mother who although sick, taught her girls with so much love. She lost other children but still she was so close to God. Truly a very special soul. I also bought : "A difficult life" and how hard this little child tried to make it to Heaven, she tried a fourth time to enter a monastery and after Therese died she made it into a convent for good and lived to be 79, had a saintly death. What surprised me was the tenacity at trying to become a nun finally won.
Arryar
Again this book is written by Celine as Sister Genevieve in Carmel. She, too, like Therese was fairly young when their mother died but her recollections are very clear about the love their mother held for each of her daughters. She writes about the sorrow felt by her parents on the death of their four children but the great love they cherished for their surviving five daughters. The book describes Zelie going into the Alencon lace business and employing other women and the responsibility she felt for these women that she employed. It is very clear that the relationship between Louis and Zelie was a marriage of great love despite their sorrows. No wonder they were canonized as a couple.
Hulbine
This is a lovely, although very short, book on the mother of St. Therese, Zelie Martin. It is not so much of a biography, as much of a look at her spiritual practices in life. Much of the book is letters written to and from Zelie, which were excellent insights of how she thought about different aspects of her life (including her marriage, business, death of her children and her fight with cancer) and her children's lives. Her daughter, Celine, wrote the book using these letters, as well as the memories of her and the older daughters. If you are looking for a biography only, you are better off reading The Story of a Family: The Home of St. Therese of Lisieux by Stephane-Joseph Piat, as you will find many details of her life missing from this book. However, this is a wonderful companion to that book. Other than being a companion book, this is a terrific look at an admirable Catholic mother and very inspiring to all Catholics, in particular to parents, and obviously mothers. It definitely left me wanting to know more. I now have a spectacular example of a mother that I can look to for encouragement and inspiration. I highly recommend this book to all Catholics, parents, and anyone who wants to learn more about St. Therese and her family.
Acrobat
I love this book, it small and a quick read. It gives the reader much to think about in her own life and family. Many of the traditions that Blessed Zelie Martin had in her family, I have adopted into mine.
Carrot
Very inspiring read about a new saint. Perfect for catholic moms in the thick of mothering or also those with empty nests. St Zelie is so inspirational, a working mother of 5 girls who all became nuns.
Extremely interesting as a working mother with my own business to learn that this saint also ran her own business and raised saints!
The Mother of the Little Flower: The Sister of St. Therese Tells Us about Her Mother download epub
Arts & Literature
Author: Genevieve of Holy Face
ISBN: 0895558114
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Arts & Literature
Language: English
Publisher: TAN Books; Reissue edition (August 1, 2005)
Pages: 128 pages