Blessed Louis Martin
- Lifelong layman in the diocese of Bayeux-Liseux, France.
Son of an army officer.
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.
- 22 August 1823 in Bordeaux, Gironde, France
- 29 July 1894 in Arnières-sur-Iton, Eure, France of natural causes
- 26 March 1994 by Pope Paul II
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
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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