Louis and Zelie Martin's Beatification Medallion


The front side

An engraving of the Martin spouses on the day of their marriage, surrounded by a wreath of roses which symbolizes holiness, love, and fidelity.


The back side

The biblical couple Sarah and Tobias evokes the eminent role of the vocation of marriage in the history of humanity and in the history of salvation.

The inscription

"Lisieux, October 19, 2008" recalls the place and the day where the Holy Father, Benedict XVI, inscribed the two spouses jointly in the Book of the Blessed.

The themes:

The wreath of roses and the figures of Sarah and Tobias are taken from the medallion that Louis Martin selected as a souvenir of the night of his wedding to Zélie Guérin, July 13, 1858, at Our Lady's Church in Alencon. The medal was blessed at the moment of their exchange of vows. The original medallion, still in existence, is at the bishopric of the diocese of Sées, in which Zelie was born. To see photographs of it, please click here.


A bronze medallion, silver-toned, with an antique patina, designed by the creator of the reliquary of Blessed Louis and Zélie Martin.

Dimension: 60 millimeters in diameter; 14 millimeters thick.

(About the size of a coaster.  For display, not to be worn).

Note: I regret that I am informed by the Shrine at Lisieux that these medallions are no longer available>  


To order from Italy,


Padre Antonio Sangalli

Centro Nazionale Carmelitano Vocazioni

Via Cappella del Monte n. 17 - Montechiaro di Vico Equense (NA)

e.mail: sangalli.antonio@carmelovocazioni.it - sangalli.antonio@tiscali.it

Telefono 081/8028045 - Fax 081/3931934 - Cell. 3384607070

You may download flyers about the medallions from this Web page.  Please feel free to reproduce them to make the medallions available to those who are not online.

Download an order form for the medallion

Below is a description of the original marriage medallion Louis gave to Zelie.  You could copy this as the reverse side of the order form above.

Download a description of the 1858 medallion