|Zelie Martin and Louis Martin with St. Therese|
They settled down on Rue du Pont-Neuf and lived for a period of ten months as brother and sister. The intervention of a confessor, however, made them change their mind, and nine children were born into this home from 1860-1873.
~ Taken from the prologue of Story of a Soul by St. Therese
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Tomorrow, July 13 is the 158th wedding anniversary of this sainted couple.
Zelie's full name was actually Azélie-Marie (her maiden name was Guérin). Zelie was a shortened nickname.
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Louis Martin and Azélie-Marie Guérin Marry the Same Year of the Lourdes Apparitions
|St. Bernadette & Our Lady of Lourdes|