Marthe Robin (born on 13 March 1902 in Châteauneuf-de-Galaure, died on 6 February 1981) was a French Roman Catholic mystic and reported stigmatist. She became bedridden when she was 21 years old, and remained so until her death. According to EWTN she reportedly ate nothing for many years except receiving Holy Eucharist.
Marthe Robin was born into a peasant farming family, on 13 March 1902 in Châteauneuf-de-Galaure, France. Her parents were not practicing Christians. In 1928, she entered the Franciscan Third order. In 1936, she founded the Foyers de Charité. This influenced the founders of various communities within the charismatic renewal, including the Community of St. John, the Emmanuel Community, and the Community of the Beatitudes. A diocesan inquiry about her possible beatification was started in 1986 and forwarded to the Vatican in 1998.
- ^ Michael Freze, 1993, They bore the wounds of Christ, OSV Publishing ISBN 0-87973-422-1 page 284
- ^ Michael Freze, 1993, Voices, Visions, and Apparitions, OSV Publishing ISBN 0-87973-454-X page 252
- ^ The Catholic tradition by Thomas Langan 1998 ISBN 0-8262-1183-6 page 446
- ^ EWTN
- ^ "Marthe Robin's life", the Foyers de Charité
- ^ (French) "Marthe Robin Souffrance, lumière et charité" Serge Lafitte, in "Les mystiques", Le Monde des Religions, May-June 2007, page 37
- ^ Vatican website
- ^ (French) "Entretien avec le postulateur de la cause de béatification de Marthe Robin", Catholique.org news.catholique.org Retrieved 24 June 2009
- ^ (French) "Anniversaire de la mort de Marthe Robin", Catholique.org news.catholique.org Retrieved 24 June 2009
- This article incorporates information from the revision as of 2009-06-24 of the equivalent article on the French Wikipedia.
- Raymond Peyret, Marthe Robin: The Cross and the Joy Alba House, 1983 ISBN 0-8189-0464-X
- Jean-Jacques Antier, Marthe Robin, le voyage immobile, France Loisirs, 1991
- Marcel Clément, Pour entrer chez Marthe, Fayard, 1993 (ISBN 2-213-03133-9)
- Jean Guitton, Portrait de Marthe Robin, Grasset, 1985, reedition 1999 (ISBN 2-253-03997-7 ; ISBN 978-2-246-36222-7)
- Bernard Peyrous, Vie de Marthe Robin, Éditions de l'Emmanuel/Foyer de Charité editions 2006 (ISBN 2-915313-63-6)