Lifelong layman in the diocese of Bayeux-Liseux, France. Son of an army officer. Watchmaker. Married to Blessed Marie-Azelie Guérin Martin on 12 July 1858. Father of nine children; five of them, all girls, survived to adulthood and became nuns; the youngest was Saint Therese of Lisieux. In 1889 he suffered two paralyzing strokes followed by a complete mental collapse, and was hospitalized for three years.
- Mission Sunday, 19 October by Pope Benedict XVI at the cathedral at Lisieux, France
- his beatification miracle involved the 2002 repair of a normally-fatal congential lung condition suffered by the infant Pietro Schiliro of Monza, Italy; the healing followed a novena said by Pietro’s mother asking for the intervention of Blessed Louis and Blessed Marie-Azelie
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Office Central de Lisieux
51, Rue du Carmel
14100 Lisieux, FRANCE
- “Blessed Louis Martin“. Saints.SQPN.com. 20 July 2014. Web. 17 September 2014. <>