"Death of a mama: August 28, 1877" - an article about the death of Saint Zelie Martin, the mother of St. Therese

saint Zelie Martin's first tombstone.  it marked her grave in the cemetery of the church of notre dame in alencon until 1894, when her body was moved to lisieux and interred beside the body of her husband.   photo credit:  susan ehlert.

saint Zelie Martin's first tombstone.  it marked her grave in the cemetery of the church of notre dame in alencon until 1894, when her body was moved to lisieux and interred beside the body of her husband.   photo credit:  susan ehlert.

Click on this title to read the article "Death of a mama: August 28, 1877," which gives details of the last hours, death, and funeral of Saint Zelie Martin.  It includes the testimony of Louise Marais, the maid who looked after Saint Zelie in her last illness.   This article originally appeared in French in Therese de Lisieux, the magazine of the Pilgrimage Office at Lisieux.  We thank them for permission to translate it and publish it in English.