Married Saints


The wedding of Zita and Charles Habsburg, 21 October 1911

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Married saints in the Church are far from numerous, and even fewer are venerated for what we might call a “normal” married life. Lists of married saints from the early Church, for example, feature primarily young women martyred, or husband and wife individually or both living chastely or entering a religious community. Attention to more kinds of married saints has increased more recently. The list below features a sample of married saints and holy men and women that will, hopefully, serve as models of sanctity.

Saints

Blessed Karl and Servant of God Zita Habsburg

Bogle, J., and J. Bogle. A Heart for Europe: The Lives of Emperor Charles and Empress Zita of Austria-Hungary. Gracewing Books. Fowler Wright, 1990. https://books.google.com/books?id=L59n8YY3gy8C.

Sts. Louis and Zelie Martin

Saints Louis and Zelie Martin.” Society of the Little Flower - US. Accessed August 3, 2019. https://www.littleflower.org/therese/life-story/her-parents/.

St. Thomas More

Huddleston, Gilbert. “St. Thomas More.” In Catholic Encylopedia. Vol. 14. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1912. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14689c.htm.

Married Catholic holy men and women

Ludwig Windthorst

Anderson, M.L. Windthorst: A Political Biography. Clarendon Press, 1981. https://books.google.com/books?id=DBJoAAAAMAAJ.

Neill, T.P. They Lived the Faith: Great Lay Leaders of Modern Times. Literary Licensing, LLC, 2012. https://books.google.com/books?id=etpXLwEACAAJ.

G. K. and Frances Chesterton

Brown, N.C., and D. Ahlquist. The Woman Who Was Chesterton. ACS Books. ACS Books, 2015. https://books.google.com/books?id=V7I2CwAAQBAJ.

Alice Thomas Ellis

Ellis, Alice Thomas. Home Life. Royal National Institute of the Blind, 2004. https://books.google.com/books?id=aKmNvgEACAAJ.

Dietrich and Alice von Hildebrand

Hildebrand, D. von, A. von Hildebrand, and P. Kreeft. The Art of Living. Hildebrand Project, 2017. https://books.google.com/books?id=4OFptAEACAAJ.

Assorted

O’Malley, V.J. Saintly Companions: A Cross-Reference of Sainted Relationships. Alba House, 1995. https://books.google.com/books?id=X8V5JbPl248C.

Neill, T.P. They Lived the Faith: Great Lay Leaders of Modern Times. Literary Licensing, LLC, 2012. https://books.google.com/books?id=etpXLwEACAAJ.