Celebration of the 150th anniversary of the marriage of Zelie and Louis Martin on July 13, 1858
The "marriage medallion"
"Marriage medallion" Louis designed and gave to Zelie as a souvenir; it was blessed during their wedding ceremony. At right, the front side, with the biblical images of Sarah and Tobias above the names of Louis and Zelie. At left, the reverse: a wreath of roses, symbol of love and fidelity, surrounding the engraving "M.L. (Louis Martin) united to G. Z. (Zelie Guerin), July 13, 1858." This medallion is now in the custody of the Bishopric of the diocese of Sees, Zelie's home diocese. It will be displayed in Alencon as part of the celebrations there on October 18, 2008, the vigil of the beatification.
"The Martin Couple: A Path of Sanctity that Imparted Faith," the conference given by Jose Cardinal Saraiva Martins, prefect emeritus of the Sacred Congregation for the Causes of Saints, at Alencon and Lisieux July 12 and 13, 2008
"The human charm of Christian sanctity," the homily given by Jose Cardinal Saraiva Martins at Alencon and Lisieux July 12 and 13, 2008 at the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the marriage of Louis Martin and Zelie Guerin
Photos (with French captions) of the Mass, the "Martin family" in costumes of the era, and anniversary festivities
Saints Louis and Zélie Martin, the Parents of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux
The lives of the parents of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux; their spirituality and the life of their family, their beatification in 2008; what we can learn from them today.