On February 9, 2017, the pilgrim relics of Saints Louis and Zélie Martin, the parents of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, made their stopover at Carmel of St. Therese along Gilmore Avenue, Quezon City. The liturgy in honor of Saints Louis and Zélie Martin was attended by many, both members of the Church and laymen. There was a public veneration before and after the 630am mass officiated by Rev. Fr. Aris Sison and his concelebrants.
The holy remains of two saints came all the way from France and have been going around the Philippines since January 2, 2017, starting from Mindanao, up north in Visayas and to Luzon.
On October 18, 2015, Saints Louis and Zélie Martin were canonized as saints by Pope Francis, the first spouses in the church’s history to be declared as saints as a couple.
For those who wish to take this rare opportunity to venerate the precious relics, here is the complete schedule of the pilgrim relics of Saints Louis and Zélie Martin according to dates and dioceses.
The General Itinerary of the Pilgrim Relics of Saints Louis and Zélie Martin (as of February 10, 2017). Thank you, Brother Froilan Torres, OCDS.
February 10, 2017 – Diocese of Cubao (Bureau of Jail Management and Penology Headquarters, Radio Veritas, St. Ignatius Cathedral, Camp Aguinaldo, and Veterans Memorial Medical Center)
February 11 to 14, 2017 – Diocese of Malolos
February 11, 2017 – Malolos Cathedral and Carmel of the Holy Family
February 12, 2017 – Holy Family Parish, and Notre Dame de Vie Chapel
February 13, 2017 – St. Augustine Parish
February 14, 2017 – Our Lady of Remedy Chapel, Clark Air Base
February 14 – 16, 2017 – Diocese of Balanga (St. Joseph Cathedral)
February 16- 17, 2017 – Diocese of Iba
February 16, 2017 – St. Therese of the Child Jesus Chapel, Mary the Queen of Peace Chapel and Naval Education Training Command (NETC)
February 17, 2017 – San Roque Chapel
February 17 – 18, 2017 – Diocese of Cabanatuan (Carmel of Our Lady of Nazareth)
February 18 – 19, 2017 – Diocese of Urdaneta (Immaculate Conception Cathedral)
February 19 – 21, 2017 – Archdiocese of Lingayen – Dagupan
February 19, 2017 – St. Therese Church, DWAD Gym and Downtown Dagupan
February 20, 2017 – DWAD Gym
February 21, 2017 San Fabian Theological Seminary
February 21 – 23, 2017 – Diocese of Baguio
February 21, 2017 – Baguio Cathedral
February 22, 2017 – San Jose Parish (La Trinidad, Benguet), St. Therese Chapel (Tomay, La Trinidad) and Camp Dangwa
February 23 – 28, 2017 – Military Ordinariate of the Philippines
February 23, 2017 – Philippine Navy, Bonifacio Naval Station, Taguig City, Philippine Army, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City and St. Michaeal Chapel, Fort Bonifacio
February 24, 2017 – Sto. Niño Chapel, Presidential Security Group, Malacañang Park, Manila and Megamall Chapel
February 25, 2017 – St. Therese Columbarium, Pasay City
February 26, 2017 – Shrine of St. Therese
Feb 27, 2017 – Villamor Air Base, Pasay City
Thank you, Pats for the photos and the company. Thank you, Brother Froilan Torres, OCDS for the copy of the itinerary. 🙂