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.
"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 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)
Saints Louis and Zélie Martin, the Parents of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux
The lives of Saints Louis and Zelie Martin, the parents of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux; their spirituality; the life of their family; their beatification in 2008 and canonization in 2015; what we can learn from them today. Articles, homilies, conferences, photo galleries. A unique photo show to celebrate the visit of their relics to Ireland in 2018.