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. The Relics of St Thérèse and Saints Louis and Zélie Martin will be in Ireland during the World Meeting. In addition the Relics will be brought to several churches both before and after the World Meeting.
Visit to Ireland of the Relics of
St Thérèse of Lisieux and her parents Saints Louis and Zélie Martin
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.