For the first time in nearly 20 years, the relics of St Thérèse of Lisieux, one of the most popular saints of modern times, will visit Australia on a four-month pilgrimage along with the major relics of her parents, Saints Louis and Zélie Martin.
From February to May 2020, the family’s relics will travel across the country to 17 dioceses in city and rural areas, with major opportunities for communities in Sydney.
This will be a great opportunity for Sydney Catholic Schools students and staff to come together, and to find inspiration in the life of St Thérèse and her parents. Click here to download the details of the Sydney itinerary. If the relics are not visiting your school parish, you are encouraged to advertise to students and staff the information regarding the closest parish that the relics will be visiting.
Below are some resources that can be used with staff and students in order to explore the life and faith of St. Therese of Lisieux and her parents, Sts. Louis and Zélie Martin.
Saint Therese Information Sheet – Secondary Students
Suggested Teaching and Learning Activities – Secondary Students
Relics Resource Sheet – Upper Primary Lower Secondary
Relics Resource Sheet – Upper Secondary
Prayer Service in preparation for the veneration of St Therese of Lisieux -Secondary
Websites regarding Canonization of St Therese and her Parents
Road to Sainthood
Cause for Canonization
Homily of Pope Pius at the Canonization of St Therese
The miracle behind the canonization of the parents of St Therese of Lisieux
St Therese – Official Vatican Website
Society of the Little Flower