Saintly Mr. and Mrs. Martin

Facts of Life

The Vatican announced last month that St. Thérèse of Lisieux’s parents will be canonized on Oct. 18, during the next synod on the family.

May they intercede for all married couples and families.

“I am always most happy with Louis,” Zélie Martin once wrote. “He makes my life sweet. He is a saintly man, my husband, and I wish all women could have the same.”

Blesseds Louis and Zélie, pray for us!

The Earth is Not Our Mother

“The main point of Christianity was this: that Nature is not our mother: Nature is our sister. We can be proud of her beauty, since we have the same father; but she has no authority over us; we have to admire, but not to imitate.”—G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy