The reliquary of Saints Louis and Zelie Martin at St. Eulalie's Church, Bordeaux
The "chapel of the bodies of the saints" at St. Eulalie's Church in Bordeaux
Across the centuries, many precious relics of the saints of France have been venerated in this chapel.
The reliquary of Saints Louis and Zelie Martin at St. Eulalie's Church in Bordeaux
In 2015 the chapel's collection of relics was enriched, thanks to a generous family, by the gift of the reliquary of Saints Louis and Zelie Martin. The gift was especially fitting since St. Louis was baptized in this church in 1823.
Detail of the base of the reliquary of Sts. Louis and Zelie Martin
The text visible around the base of the reliquary reads "Incomparable parents."
Certificate of authenticity of the reliquary of Sts. Louis and Zelie Martin
A letter from the Postulator General of the Discalced Carmelites in Rome accompanied the reliquary, testifying to its authenticity.
Souvenir medallion of Sts. Louis and Zelie Martin struck at the time of their beatification
This medallion (no longer available for purchase) was based on the "marriage medallion" Louis designed for Zelie to hold in her hand during the marriage ceremony, according to the custom of the time.