1st Philippine Visit of the Pilgrim Relics of Sts. Louis and Zélie Martin

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.

The reliquary containing the precious relics of Saints Louis and Zélie Martin is placed on top of the table in the middle of Carmel of St. Therese. Photo by Pats.

The details in front of the reliquary containing the relics of Saints Louis and Zélie Martin. Photo by Pats.

The details at the back of the reliquary containing the relics of Saints Louis and Zélie Martin

The portrait of Saints Louis and Zélie Martin to the right of the reliquary

Those who attended the 630am mass at Carmel of St. Therese lined up orderly and quietly as they waited their turn to view the relics of Saints Louis and Zélie Martin.

Some of those who joined the public veneration of the relics of Saints Louis and Zélie Martin at Carmel of St. Therese

Some of those who joined the public veneration of the relics of Saints Louis and Zélie Martin at Carmel of St. Therese

Some of those who joined the public veneration of the relics of Saints Louis and Zélie Martin at Carmel of St. Therese

A queue of people waiting for their turn to view the relics of Saints Louis and Zélie Martin at Carmel of St. Therese just before the relics were to be transported to their next destination.

These religious items were given to those who attended the liturgy in honor of Saints Louis and Zélie Martin at Carmel of St. Therese.

Each pack has one bracelet with the image of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, two scapulars and a 2017 calendar with the images of Saints. Therese, Zélie and Louis.

The 2017 calendar with the images of Saints. Therese, Zélie and Louis

The two religious scapulars inside the pack

The bracelet with image of St. Therese of the Child Jesus

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 10, 2017 – Diocese of Cubao

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 11 to 14, 2017 – Diocese of Malolos

February 11 to 14, 2017 – Diocese of Malolos

February 14 – 16, 2017 – Diocese of Balanga (St. Joseph Cathedral)

February 14 – 16, 2017 – Diocese of Balanga

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 16- 17, 2017 – Diocese of Iba

February 17 – 18, 2017 – Diocese of Cabanatuan (Carmel of Our Lady of Nazareth)

February 18 – 19, 2017 – Diocese of Urdaneta (Immaculate Conception Cathedral)

February 17 – 18, 2017 – Diocese of Cabanatuan and February 18 – 19, 2017 – Diocese of Urdaneta

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 19 – 21, 2017 – Archdiocese of Lingayen – Dagupan

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 21 – 23, 2017 – Diocese of Baguio

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

February 23 – 28, 2017 – Military Ordinariate of the Philippines

 

Thank you, Pats for the photos and the company. Thank you, Brother Froilan Torres, OCDS for the copy of the itinerary. 🙂

 

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