Sister Saint: Zelie Martin
St. Zelie Martin lost four infant children in her time on earth and now one can only imagine she spends much of her heaven praying fervently for mothers faced with similar heartbreak. This necklace was created to be a lovely and simple child loss memorial necklace – a simple reminder easy to wear every day.
Zelie Martin’s fame was originally grounded in her position as the venerable mother of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, but has grown by her own merits in the last few years as she and her husband were declared saints together by Pope Francis in 2015.
The hummingbird symbolizes a tiny life, bringing love no matter how brief its stay. A hummingbird’s wings also beat in the pattern of an infinity symbol – a reminder that though time on earth is short, heaven is forever.
The chain is sterling silver and 18inches long and the hand lettered charm is 16mm in diameter.
Each necklace comes beautifully packaged on a card with a quote from St. Zelie and a brief story about the significance of the quote and the symbol, in a kraft box perfect for gift giving.