Quote of the day: 12 July

Our family was what we call a patriarchal family. Our parents, who in their youth had both considered religious life, kept a very fervent practice of the Christian life in their marriage. My father made it a firm policy to close his jewelry store on Sundays, despite the practice of other jewelry merchants to the contrary, and despite the urging of his friends, who pointed out to him that he was losing the business of those who prefer to shop on Sundays. He was, moreover, quite devoted to religious practices and willingly sought the company of clergymen; and out of respect for the priesthood, he greeted all the priests, even strangers, whom he met. Our mother was very pious and was a member of the Third Order of St. Francis, and in the education of her children, she strove to form them in the practices of piety and concepts of the faith.

Servant of God Françoise-Thérèse Martin, V.H.M.

Léonie Martin, Witness 7, Response to Question 11
Ordinary Process for the Beatification of Thérèse of Lisieux

Translation from the French text is the blogger’s own work product and may not be reproduced without permission.

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  1. We are often,and rightly, urged to pray for vocations. I do so. But far more so, I pray that those vocations I am quite sure God is already sending, and always has and will send, are fostered with good peer and parental support, so they come to fruition – as in this wonderful family.

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