Blessed Louis Martin

[Blessed Louis Martin]
Profile
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.
Born
22 August 1823 in Bordeaux, Gironde, France
Died
29 July 1894 in Arnières-sur-Iton, Eure, France of natural causes
Venerated
26 March 1994 by Pope Paul II
Beatified
on 3 July 2008 Pope Benedict XVI issued a decree acknowledging a miracle attributable to Venerable Louis; the 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 beatification recognition scheduled for Mission Sunday, 19 October 2008 at the cathedral at Lisieux, France
Canonized
pending; if you have information relevant to the canonization of Blessed Louis, contact
   Office Central de Lisieux
   51, Rue du Carmel
   14100 Lisieux, FRANCE
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