Parents of St. Therese of Lisieux to be beatified in France

.- Today Pope Benedict XVI approved the rite of beatification for the parents of St. Theresa of Lisieux, Louis Martin and Marie Zelie Guerin.  They will be beatified on October 19 in Lisieux, France.

According to the Office of Liturgical Celebrations, the beatification ceremony of the parents of St. Therese, Doctor of the Church and Patron of Missions, will take place in the Basilica of St. Therese in Lisieux.

The Pontiff also approved the beatification of four Servants of God:

  • Vincenza Poloni Mary -  virgin and founder of the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy, on Sunday, September 21 in Verona Italy.
  • Miguel Sopocko – priest and founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of Merciful Jesus, on Sunday, Septmber 20, in Bialystok, Poland.
  • Francesco Pianzola, - priest and founder of the Missionary Sister of the Immaculate Queen of Peace, on Saturday, October 4, in Vigevano, Italy.
  • Giovanni Francesco Bonifacio - priest and martyr, also on Saturday, October 4 in Trieste, Italy.


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