Louis and Zélie Martin will formally join their daughter, doctor of the Church St. Thérèse of Lisieux, in the communion of saints on Oct. 18 at the Vatican. Pope Francis, on March 18, officially recognized a miracle attributed to the intercession of the husband and wife, and on June 27, he approved the decrees for their canonization at a consistory of bishops.
Carmelite Father Antonio Sangalli, the vice postulator of the cause for the canonization of the Martins, opened the investigation into their lives of sanctity immediately after hearing of the miracle in early 2008. The Martins were beatified on Oct. 19 of that year.
Father Sangalli recently spoke to the Register about the miracle,...READ MORE