St Thérèse and the World Meeting of Families 2018
The World Meeting of Families 2018 takes place in Dublin, Ireland
from 21 to 26 August 2018.
Saints Louis and Zélie Martin, the parents of St Thérèse of Lisieux are two of the Patron Saints of the World Meeting of Families 2018. The Relics of Saints Louis and Zélie Martin and St Thérèse of Lisieux will be in Dublin during the World Meeting. The Relics will be at the Opening Ceremony in the RDS, Dublin on Tuesday 21 August and they will also be in the sanctuary in the Phoenix Park during the Papal Mass on Sunday 26 August. In addition the Relics will be brought to several churches and venues before and after the World Meeting.
Visit to Ireland of the Relics of
Saints Louis and Zélie Martin and St Thérèse of Lisieux
4 AUGUST TO 9 SEPTEMBER 2018
Full information about the visit of the Relics and the itinerary is available on the website of the Irish Province of the Order of Carmelites (O.Carm.) at www.carmelites.ie.
Official Family Prayer for World Meeting of Families 2018
God, our Father,
We are brothers and sisters in Jesus your Son,
One family, in the Spirit of your love.
Bless us with the joy of love.
Make us patient and kind,
gentle and generous,
welcoming to those in need.
Help us to live your forgiveness and peace.
Protect all families with your loving care,
Especially those for whom we now pray:
[We pause and remember family members and others by name].
Increase our faith,
Strengthen our hope,
Keep us safe in your love,
Make us always grateful for the gift of love that we share.
This we ask, through Christ Our Lord,
Mary, mother and guide, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, father and protector, pray for us.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.
Saints Louis and Zélie Martin, pray for us.
ITINERARY FOR THE VISIT TO IRELAND OF THE RELICS OF
SAINTS LOUIS AND ZÉLIE MARTIN AND SAINT THÉRÈSE OF LISIEUX
4 August to 9 September 2018
(reproduced from www.carmelites.ie)
RELIQUARY OF SAINTS LOUIS AND ZÉLIE RELIQUARY OF ST THÉRÈSE
|5 Sunday||St Mary's Pro-Cathedral, Dublin||11.00am||6.30pm|
|6 Monday||St Teresa's, Clarendon Street||All day||10.30am (7th)|
|7 Tuesday||Whitefriar Street||11.00am||Evening|
|8 Wednesday||Knock Basilica||11.00am||5.30pm|
|Carmelite Monastery Knock||6.00pm||9.00am (9th)|
|9 Thursday||St Mel's Cathedral, Longford||11.00am||8.00am (10th)|
|10 Friday||Cathedral of St Patrick and St Felim, Cavan||11.00am||9.00am (11th)|
|11 Saturday||Cathedral of St Patrick and St Colman, Newry||11.00am||9.30am (12th)|
|12 Sunday||St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh||11.00am||9.30am (13th)|
|13 Monday||St Peter's Cathedral, Belfast||11.00am||8.00am (14th)|
|14 Tuesday||St Eugene's Cathedral, Derry||11.00am||6.00pm|
|Iona Retreat Centre, Termonbacca||7.00pm||8.30am (15th)|
|15 Wednesday||Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo||11.30am||8.15am (16th)|
|16 Thursday||Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and|
|St Nicholas, Galway||10.45am||8.45am (17th)|
|17 Friday||St Brendan's Cathedral, Loughrea||10.00am||1.00pm|
|The Abbey, Loughrea||1.30pm||5.30pm|
|Carmelite Monastery, Loughrea||6.00pm||11.00am (18th)|
|18 Saturday||St Saviour's Church, Glenworth Street|
|Limerick City||12.45pm||9.00am (19th)|
|19 Sunday||Carmelite Friary, Kinsale||12.00pm||7.45am (20th)|
|20 Monday||Cathedral of the Assumption, Carlow||11.00am||7.00pm|
|Carmelite Friary, White Abbey, Kildare||8.00pm||8.30am (21st)|
|21 Tuesday||Carmelite Monastery, Roebuck||10.00am||2.00pm|
|22 Wednesday||Whitefriar Street||All day|
|23 Thursday||Whitefriar Street||3.30pm|
|St Teresa's, Clarendon Street - until transfer to||4.00pm|
|the Phoenix Park on Saturday 25th|
|24 Friday||St Teresa's, Clarendon Street||All day|
|25 Saturday||St Teresa's, Clarendon Street - until transfer to||Morning|
|the Phoenix Park|
|26 Sunday||The Phoenix Park - Papal Mass|
|27 Monday||St Joseph's, Berkeley Road||2.30pm|
|Holy Family, Aughrim Street||3.00pm||9.30am (28th)|
|28 Tuesday||Mountjoy Prison and Dóchas Centre|
|Our Lady's Manor, Dalkey||3.00pm||9.00am (29th)|
|29 Wednesday||Blackrock Hospice||10.00am||2.00pm|
|Carmelite Monastery, Kilmacud||3.00pm||10.00am (30th)|
|30 Thursday||Mosney Accommodation Centre||11.00am||1.00pm|
|Carmelite Monastery, Malahide||3.00pm||10.00am (31st)|
|31 Friday||St John of God Hospital, Stillorgan||11.00am||1.00pm|
|Carmelite Monastery, Tallow||4.30pm||9.00am (1st)|
|1 Saturday||St Mary's Cathedral, Kilkenny||11.00am||3.00pm|
|Carmelite Monastery, New Ross||4.00pm||10.00am (2nd)|
|2 Sunday||Most Holy Trinity Cathedral, Waterford||11.00am||9.00am (3rd)|
|3 Monday||Cathedral of the Assumption, Thurles||11.00am||5.00pm|
|Avila Carmelite Centre||7.00pm||3.15pm (4th)|
|4 Tuesday||St Colmcille's, Knocklyon||4.00pm||3.00pm (5th)|
|5 Wednesday||Terenure College||4.00pm||1.15pm (6th)|
|6 Thursday||St Teresa's, Clarendon Street||2.00pm|
|7 Friday||St Teresa's, Clarendon Street||1.30pm|
|8 Saturday||Whitefriar Street||1.45pm|
Words of St Thérèse and her parents Saints Louis and Zélie Martin
|God gave me a Father and Mother more worthy of Heaven than of Earth.
....God Our Father loves us always, absolutely, unfailingly, eternally.
How great is the power of prayer!
Until my coming to Carmel, I had never fathomed the depths of the treasures hidden in the Holy Face.
Jesus does not demand great actions from us but simply surrender and gratitude.
MY VOCATION IS LOVE!
I understood that without love all words are nothing.
I am not dying; I am entering into life.
I feel that my mission is about to begin, my mission to make God loved as I love Him, to teach souls my little way.
I go to Him with confidence and love…
Prayer for our Family
God our almighty Father,
we ask you to bless our family.
Following the example of the Martin Family,
may we never give up when life is difficult,
may we have your strength and healing when health is poor,
may the Eucharist be the summit of our lives,
may prayer be our daily strength,
may the Trinity be the source of our love.
May our family remain united throughout the years,
especially when we are far from each other.
We ask this with faith and confidence
through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Saints Louis, Zélie and Thérèse, pray for us.
© Fr. P Breen, O.Carm.
UPDATES AND EVENTS
|4-12 March||Novena of Grace|
|First Monday in May*||Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine|
|12 July||Feast Day of Saints Louis and Zélie Martin|
|16 July||Feast Day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel|
|1 October||Feast Day of St Thérèse|
|Weekend of the Feast Day*||Pilgrimage to Lisieux|
* confirmation pending