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The spirituality and message of St Thérèse of Lisieux became known to millions through the publication of her autobiography Story of a Soul a year after her death. Here we hope you will find some insight to the intensity of her love for God, her prayerfulness and knowledge of Scripture and the simplicity of her life.
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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,
Amen.

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.




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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}


Day Location Arrival Departure
AUGUST
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)
SEPTEMBER
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

Words of St Thérèse
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… 


Words of Saints Louis and Zélie Martin


...Thérèse, my little Queen, entered Carmel yesterday! God alone could demand such a sacrifice, but He's helping me so powerfully that through my tears, my heart abounds with joy. (St Louis Martin)

The best thing to do is to put everything in the hands of God and await the outcome in peace and abandonment to His Will. (St Zélie Martin)

Everything I'm seeing is splendid, but it remains an earthly beauty and our hearts will not be at all satisfied until they see the infinite beauty that is God. (St Louis Martin)

I like to think about the supernatural, it raises my soul towards Heaven. (St Zélie Martin)

What I want is that the Will of God be done. (St Louis Martin)

We must be open to generously accepting God's Will, whatever it may be, because it will always be what's best for us. (St Zélie Martin)

 



         

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