Four new saints include the first married couple with children to be canonized together.

Louis Martin and Marie Zelie Guerin Martin, the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux, were canonized by Pope Francis yesterday, along with Italian Father Vincenzo Grossi, founder of the Institute of the Daughters of the Oratory and Spanish Sister Maria of the Immaculate Conception, a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Company of the Cross. Pope Francis asked families to entrust their joys, dreams and difficulties to Sts. Louis and Marie Guerin Martin; he asked that the example of St. Grossi be an inspiration for people dedicated to offering young people a Christian education; and he prayed that St. Maria of the Immaculate Conception “help us live in solidarity and in closeness with those most in need.” Read more at