Louis and Zélie Martin married in the year 1858. Louis was a watchmaker, Zélie owned a lace business, and love radiated within their home in Alençon, France. But the Martins suffered immensely after losing four of their nine children at young ages. Their decision to endure those losses with their eyes fixed on Christ led to an intensified love for each other and for their children. But Zélie's early death brought more challenges for the family. Again, Louis led his family with faith. An incredible testament to that faith is the Martin’s youngest daughter. You know her as St. Theresa the Little Flower!
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