The Martin's Family Reliquary
On the sanctuary side, another dimension emerged: the basilica had relics of Therese of Lisieux. For having already created several reliquaries including one for the Martin family in the United States, I rejoice in this new "treasure" knowing what spiritual fruits reverence can bear. The Martins would be placed at the foot of Mary, because, like all the saints, they too show the way that leads to Christ. While the wonderfully benevolent holiness of Therese is already world famous, the holiness of her parents is proving to be a model and a source of inspiration in these times when families are sorely tried. The sanctuary side would thus be a beautiful space for devotion and prayer of the heart. As in the past we used to have exvotos created, it is to be hoped that in future times we will once again be able to inscribe in stone, like our ancestors, all the benefits received in this place! In any case, light holders would be placed on the sides of the reliquary to clearly signify the prayer which rises like a song of praise.