Letters of the 13th
Finding “your center” and knowing how to forget yourself
June 2021 – Letter 50 The first time that Léonie knocked on the door of the Monastery of the Visitation in Caen, on July 16, 1887, her cousin Marie Guérin said these words full of perspicacity: “I am happy to finally see Léonie in her center.” How are we to understand these words if not that […]
Saints Louis and Zélie,
you who in your life as a couple and as parents
have given witness of an exemplary Christian life,
in putting God in the first place
through the exercise of the duties of your state in life
and the practice of the virtues of the gospel,
we turn to you.
Help us to have unshakable confidence in God
and to surrender ourselves to His Will,
as you did in the joys
but also in the trials, the sorrows, and the sufferings
with which your life was marked.
Help us to love God with all our heart,
to persevere in our daily difficulties,
and to dwell in the joy and hope
that will give us a living faith in Christ.
Intercede for us
so that we may obtain the graces we need
today and all the days of our life. Amen.
Saints Louis and Zélie, pray for us
Imprimatur +Jacques Habert, Bishop of Séez, 26 May 2016
Prayer for kids
(Prayer which Zélie taught her daughters)
« My God, I give you my heart;
take it, please, so that no creature
may possess it, but you alone, my Good Jesus. »