Saint Louis Martin and Saint Zelie Martin are the parents of Saint Therese of Lisieux. Zélie wanted to become a nun but was turned away by the Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul due to respiratory difficulties and recurrent headaches. Zélie then prayed for God to give her children that would be consecrated to God. She fell in love and married Louis Martin. They had nine children, though only five daughters would survive childhood and all five became nuns.