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 Saint Therese of the Child Jesus

of the Holy Face

"More Mother than Queen: Mary in the Life and Spirituality of St. Therese of Lisieux and Her Family"

An Encounter with St. Thérèse of Lisieux
and her parents,
Blessed Louis and Zélie Martin 

Pray in the presence of their relics
at the Carmelite Monastery in Philadelphia
on Sunday, May 4, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 


“More Mother Than Queen:
The Role of Mary in the Life and Spirituality of St. Thérèse of Lisieux and the Martin Family”

- a conference by Maureen O’Riordan at 1:00 p.m.

Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at 3:30 p.m.  

Carmelite Monastery
1400 66th Avenue
(66th Avenue and Broad Street)
Philadelphia, Pa.

Free parking
n the monastery's lot on 66th Avenue

Chapel is handicapped-accessible

Bookstore Open 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Spiritual books, children's books, DVDs, and religious articles.
Cash and checks only, please.


     A replica of the statue of the
    Blessed Virgin before which Therese
and her sisters were praying when Therese
   was cured of a serious illness at age ten.

             Photo credit: Susan Ehlert 

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In the month of Mary, my conference will look at her role in the lives of the Martin family and especially of St. Therese. In this conference, written for the national conference of the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites in Wakefield, Massachusetts in August 2012, I explore four themes:

  • Mary as Therese’s mother; the childlike, filial love for her that Therese never lost.
  • Mary who suffers with us and with Jesus: the Mother of Sorrows
  • Mary as the model of the way of confidence and love
  • Mary who gives Jesus to us and unites us to him

This presentation on May 4 will be the premiere of this conference in the mid-Atlanic region.  I hope that many secular Carmelites, lay Carmelites, and others especially interested in Mary, the mother of Jesus in the life of the Martin family will take advantage of this opportunity to examine her influence on this holy family and the source of grace she is to us.

Posted on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 02:35PM by Registered CommenterMaureen O'Riordan | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

"Sickness and Health in the Martin Family, and How St. Therese of LIsieux and Her Blessed Parents Intercede for Healing" - a conference and day of prayer at the Carmelite Monastery in Philadelphia on Sunday, April 6, 2014

An Encounter with St. Thérèse of Lisieux
and her parents,
Blessed Louis and Zélie Martin 

Pray in the presence of their relics on Sunday, April 6, 2014
from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  Blessed Louis Martin, age 68, at 7 rue Labbey, Lisieux, in 1892, with
daughters Celine (left), Leonie (right), and servants Marie and Desire Le Juif. 

“Sickness and Health in the Martin Family, and How St. Thérèse
of Lisieux and Her Blessed Parents Intercede for Healing”

- a conference by Maureen O’Riordan at 1:00 p.m.

Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament at 3:30 p.m.
with a special blessing for the sick and prayer for healing

Carmelite Monastery                                Bookstore Open
1400 66th Avenue                                     10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
(66th Avenue and Broad Street)               Spiritual books, 
Philadelphia, Pa.                                     children's books, DVDs,
Free parking in monastery lot                  and religious articles.
on 66th Avenue                                        Cash and checks only

Chapel is handicapped-accessible.

 

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Please note that this month's conference will look at how the Martin family's many experiences of sickness strengthened their life of faith and prayer, and also at a few of the healings attributed to the intercession of Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin and of St. Therese of Lisieux.  May learning about this aspect of their life of faith help us to accept our own illnesses and the illnesses of those we love.  Please come, and pray in the presence of the reliquary of this holy family or your own healing and the healing of your beloved family members and friends.

Learn more about Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin at the Web site "Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin."

Posted on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 11:19PM by Registered CommenterMaureen O'Riordan | Comments3 Comments | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

"Blessed Louis Martin, the 'incomparable father' of St. Therese of Lisieux: how can he help Christian fathers today?" - a conference and day of prayer at the Carmelite Monastery in Philadelphia on Sunday, March 2, 2014

An Encounter with St. Thérèse of Lisieux
and her parents,
Blessed Louis and Zélie Martin 

Pray in the presence of their relics on Sunday, March 2, 2014
from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

   Louis Martin about 1863, aged about 40

“Blessed Louis Martin,
the ‘incomparable father’ of St. Thérèse of Lisieux:
how can he help Christian fathers today?”

- a conference by Maureen O’Riordan at 1:00 p.m.

Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament at 3:30 p.m.
with a special blessing for fathers, grandfathers, and godfathers

Carmelite Monastery                                Bookstore Open
1400 66th Avenue                                     10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
(66th Avenue and Broad Street)               Spiritual books, 
Philadelphia, Pa.                                     children's books, DVDs,
Free parking in monastery lot                  and religious articles.
on 66th Avenue                                        Cash and checks only

Chapel is handicapped-accessible.

 

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Learn more about Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin at the Web site "Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin."

Posted on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 08:41PM by Registered CommenterMaureen O'Riordan | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

"The role of the child in the Martin family and in the spirituality of Saint Therese of Lisieux," a conference and a day of prayer at the Carmelite Monastery in Philadelphia on Sunday, February 2, 2014

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Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 09:34PM by Registered CommenterMaureen O'Riordan | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint

"The challenge of Christian motherhood: Blessed Zelie Martin and the spiritual formation of children," a conference and a day of prayer at the Carmelite Monastery in Philadelphia on Sunday, January 5, 2014 

Photo credit: Madame F. Besnier

On Sunday, January 5, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the Carmelite Monastery in Philadelphia will receive pilgrims who want to pray in the presence of the reliquary of St. Therese of Lisieux and her parents, Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin. At 1:00 p.m. Maureen O'Riordan will present a conference on "The challenge of Christian motherhood: Blessed Zelie Martin and the spiritual formation of children."  The conference will be of special interest to mothers, but will appeal to anyone who wants to get to know Blessed Zelie Martin.  Come for part or all of the day.  Attend the conference, browse in the bookstore (open 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.), pray in the presence of the reliquary, and conclude the day by participating in Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament at 3:30 p.m.  Consecrate your new year to God through the intercession of the Martin family. 

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Posted on Monday, December 16, 2013 at 01:20AM by Registered CommenterMaureen O'Riordan | CommentsPost a Comment | EmailEmail | PrintPrint
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