On the vigil of the feast of Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin, a commemorative plaque was dedicated to mark the house at 7 rue Labbey, Lisieux, where Louis lived after he left the Bon Sauveur hospital in Caen in May 1892. Susan Ehlert and the house's present owners, Mme. Anne-Marie Hervieu and M. Jacques Hervieu, graciously made available photos of the house and plaque and a film of the ceremony, including a view of the garden where Louis spent so much time. Click here for a virtual visit to rue Labbey.
With thanks to Susan Ehlert, I am happy to present her seven-minute photo show of the events of the week of the beatification of Louis and Zelie Martin, the parents of St. Therese in October 2008. Join us as we tour the places Louis and Zelie knew in Alencon. Glimpse the historic exhibit of the belongings of the Martin family at St. Jacques Church in Lisieux. See the renovated Carmelite monastery and the souvenirs of St. Therese. Watch the events of Beatification Sunday. Visit the garden of the house in Rue Labbey, Lisieux, where Blessed Louis lived for the last two years of his life. Scroll down a little on the page to find the photo show.