An anthology by Père Michel Tierney, Martin Blake and David Fanning
A life marked by extraordinary humanism,
What sense can we make of suffering? Can love pass beyond it? Marthe Robin was born into a peasant farming family in France in 1902, one of six children. Serious illness marked her adult life, so much so that from her twenties she was confined to bed, crippled, and gradually paralysed.
By 38 she was blind. She only died in 1981. She was a 'stigmata', carrying Christ's wounds, and considered a great mystic. Her goodness and courage in the face of intense suffering, her writings and counsels are comparable to Thérèse of Lisieux or Bernadette of Lourdes.
Who is Marthe and what message has she for today? This booklet answers these questions, revealing why she, and the impressive 'Foyers of Charity' she founded -now spreading rapidly worldwide - are a source of joy in today's Church.
Front cover: Marthe Robin, courtesy of Foyers of Charity, Châteauneuf-de-Galaure, Drôme, France.