Saints Zélie & Louis - They're really like you and me.

When you think of the parents of Saint Thérèse, you picture perfect, pious people, right? After all, it would take flawless parents to produce Saint Thérèse, a Doctor of the Church.

But consider these points:

Zélie was a workaholic. She had her own lace-making business and was pulled in a million directions, with work, family and community vying for her time.

Louis developed Alzheimer's and had to spend time in a mental institution. He ran away one time, and had to be confined.