10.1
Memorial of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, Doctor of the Church

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a shower of rose petals at the Vatican

In an age when we have learned to enshrine our worst traits as that which makes us particular and, God help us, interesting, let us ask Therese to pray that we, too, might learn “the little way.” (Above: a shower of rose petals at the Pantheon.) More from our own Melissa Musick after the jump:

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10.19
Married Couple First In Modern Times to Become Saints

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relics of Louis and Zelie Martin

Louis and Zelie Martin, the parents of St. Therese of Liseux, have become the first married couple to be canonized jointly. Marriage and parenthood are difficult. Sts. Zelie and Louis, pray for us. More from The Chicago Tribune here: Married Couple First In Modern Times to Become Saints. (Above: pilgrims venerate their relics.) More after the jump.

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3.4
Misc: The Canonization of the Parents of St. Therese of Liseux

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Sts. Zelie and Louis Martin

The parents of St. Therese of Liseux, Zelie and Louis Martin, will be the first married couple to be made saints at the same time. It’s wonderful that the Church is recognizing married couples in this way, but more importantly “Zelie” is now a saint name. File that away for your next baby name. More from Zenit here: The Canonization of the Parents of St. Therese of Liseux

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