Relics of St. Thérèse of Lisieux and her parents coming to the Twin Cities in October

First class relics of St. Thérèse of Lisieux and her parents, Sts. Louis and Zélie Martin, will be at parishes in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis from Wednesday, Oct. 4, through Sunday, Oct. 15.

The locations and dates the relics are open to the public are listed below. Please visit the websites for details and events:

  • Oct. 4-5: St. Mary Parish, Stillwater —
  • Oct. 6-7: Cathedral of St. Paul —
  • Oct. 7-10: Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis —
  • Oct. 12-15: St. Therese Parish, Deephaven —

Pope Pius X referred to St. Thérèse as “the greatest saint of modern times.” Her autobiography, “Story of a Soul” and her “little way” of trust and love have inspired the faithful around the globe. Pope St. John Paul II declared St. Thérèse a Doctor of the Church in 1997. On Oct. 18, 2015, Louis and Zélie were canonized by Pope Francis I. They are the first non-martyred spouses canonized together as a couple in the history of the Church.

There will be information on these saints at each location. Contact Laura Hunziker at with questions.

Author: The Central Minnesota Catholic

The Central Minnesota Catholic is the magazine for the Diocese of St. Cloud.

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