Father James Martin, S.J. on Leonie Martin: her family as the "proving ground" for holiness

 Fr. james martin, s.j.

Fr. james martin, s.j.

Father James Martin, author of My Life with the Saints, said, "The opening of any new 'cause' is a moment for rejoicing, because it reminds us that saints come in all shapes and sizes.   Léonie's cause is especially significant because it reminds us how much the family is the starting place, and, for some people, the proving ground, for holiness.  Her vocation was lived out in the monastery, but it began around the kitchen table in that holy household."

My Life with the Saints, a best-seller, is a delightful memoir of the author's encounter with various saints, including his favorite, Leonie's sister, St. Therese.