Relics of SS. Louis & Zélie Martin and St. Thérèse of Lisieux at WMOF2018

Relics of SS. Louis & Zélie Martin and St. Thérèse of Lisieux at WMOF2018

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Relics of Saints Louis and Zélie Martin

and Saint Thérèse of Lisieux at WMOF2018


The Carmelites have arranged that the relics of Saints Louis and Zélie Martin, and their youngest daughter, Saint Thérèse, will come from Lisieux to Ireland to coincide with the World Meeting of Families 2018.

The Relics will be at the WMOF2018 Opening Ceremony in the RDS, Dublin, on Tuesday 21st August and they will also be in the sanctuary in the Phoenix Park for the Papal Mass on Sunday 26th August.

The Relics of Saints Louis and Zélie Martin and Saint Thérèse of Lisieux will visit St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral on Sunday 5th August 2018.  The Relics will be present during the 11am Mass and 6pm Mass.


Saints Louis and Zélie Martin

Louis and Zélie Martin were beatified on 19 October 2008, not because they gave five religious to the Church, one of whom is a saint, but because their married life gave witness of an exemplary Christian life.

That life was completely ordinary, that of a Christian couple who raised their children by working together.  They knew the joy and pain of all families, but in their togetherness all was love: the love of God; love of their children; love of others.

Saint Thérèse wrote to abbé Bellière: “The good Lord gave me a father and a mother more worthy of heaven than of earth.”  And in a letter to Father Roulland she speaks of the “heaven towards which tended all their actions and all their desires.”

Their life is like a catechism on family life.  To know more about Saints Louis and Zélie Martin, visit



August 4 to September 9, 2018

Itinerary of the Relics of Saints Louis and Zélie Martin and Saint Thérèse of Lisieux


Day Location Arrival Departure
5 Sunday August St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin 11.00am 6.30pm
6 Monday St Teresa’s, Clarendon Street All day 10.30am (7th)
7 Tuesday Whitefriar Street 11.00am 9.00pm
8 Wednesday Knock Basilica 11.00am 5.30pm
Knock Carmelite Monastery 6.00pm 9.00am (9th)
9 Thursday St Mel’s Cathedral, Longford 11.00am 8.00am (10th)
10 Friday Cathedral of St Patrick & St Felim, Cavan 11.00am 9.00am (11th)
11 Saturday Cathedral of St Patrick & St Colman, Newry 11.00am 9.30am (12th)
12 Sunday St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh 11.00am 9.30am (13th)
13 Monday St Peter’s Cathedral, Belfast 11.00am 8.00am (14th)
14 Tuesday St Eugene’s Cathedral, Derry 11.00am 6.00pm
Iona Retreat Centre, Termonbacca 7.00pm 8.30am (15th)


Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo 11.30am 8.15am (16th)
16 Thursday Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven & St Nicholas, Galway 10.45am 8.45am (17th)
17 Friday St Brendan’s Cathedral, Loughrea 10.00am 1.00pm
The Abbey, Loughrea 1.30pm 5.30pm
Carmelite Monastery, Loughrea 6.00pm 11.00am (18th)
18 Saturday St Saviour’s Church, Glentworth Street, Limerick City 12.45pm 9.00am (19th)
19 Sunday Carmelite Friary, Kinsale 12.00pm 7.45am (20th)
20 Monday Cathedral of the Assumption, Carlow 11.00am 7.00pm
Carmelite Friary, White Abbey, Kildare 8.00pm 8.30am (21st)
21 Tuesday Carmelite Monastery, Roebuck 10.00am 2.00pm


Whitefriar Street 9.00am 9.00pm
23 Thursday Whitefriar Street 9.00am 3.30pm
St Teresa’s, Clarendon Street – until transfer to

Phoenix Park on Saturday 25

26 Sunday The Phoenix Park – until transfer to Berkeley Rd
27 Monday St Joseph’s, Berkeley Road 2.30pm
Holy Family, Aughrim Street 3.00pm 9.30am (28th)
28 Tuesday Mountjoy Prison/Dóchas Centre
Our Lady’s Manor, Dalkey 3.00pm 9.00am (29th)


Blackrock Hospice 10.00am 2.00pm
Carmelite Monastery, Kilmacud 3.00pm 9.00am (30th)
30 Thursday Mosney Accommodation Centre 11.00am 1.00pm
Carmelite Monastery, Malahide 3.00pm 10.00am


31 Friday St John of God Hospital, Stillorgan 11.00am 1.00pm


Carmelite Monastery, Tallow 4.30pm 9.00am (1st)
1 Saturday September St Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny 11.00am 3.00pm
Carmelite Monastery, New Ross 4.00pm 10.00am (2nd)
2 Sunday Most Holy Trinity Cathedral, Waterford 11.00am 9.00am (3rd)
3 Monday Cathedral of the Assumption, Thurles 11.00am 5.00pm
Avila Carmelite Centre 7.00pm 3.15pm (4th)
4 Tuesday St Colmcille’s, Knocklyon 4.00pm 3.00pm (5th)
5 Wednesday Terenure College 4.00pm 1.15pm (6th)
6 Thursday St Teresa’s, Clarendon Street 2.00pm
7 Friday St Teresa’s, Clarendon Street TBC
8 Saturday Whitefriar Street 1.45pm 7.00pm