Robin and the Foyers of Charity,
by Martin Blake (ISBN
This book looks
at the life of Marthe Robin, the
French mystic, who, with Fr
Georges Finet, co-founded the
Foyer of Charity community at
southeastern France in 1936.
There are now 75 Foyer
communities throughout the
world, and their work involves a
priest, the Father of the Foyer,
giving 5 day retreats in
silence, during which the
members of the community look
after the needs of the
retreatants and pray for them.
Christian Living: The Spirituality of the Foyers of Charity, by Donal Anthony Foley (ISBN 0955074614).
contains essential information about Marthe Robin and the Foyers of
Charity, as well as chapters based on retreats given by Fr Michel
Tierny, the Father of the Foyer of Charity at Courset, in France. These
cover topics such as discipleship, prayer, silence, the sacraments, and
more. With a foreword by the renowned Newman scholar, Fr Ian Ker, this
is an excellent new guide to living a better Christian life.
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Marthe Robin: A
Prophetic vision of the Gospel Message
This biography of Marthe Robin
was written by Fr
Bernard Peyrous, who is the postulator for the cause of Marthe Robin,
and thus he has had access to all the relevant documents regarding her
life, and the growth of the Foyers of Charity. This promises to become
the standard work of reference on Marthe and the Foyers. It has now been
translated into English by
Kathryn Spink, and is published
by Veritas. You can read the
Marthe Robin: A Prophetic
vision of the Gospel Message
by Bernard Peyrous. Published by
Veritas, August 2010, 384 pages,
ISBN : 1847302378
Available online at
Marthe Robin: The Cross and the Joy,
by Fr Raymond Peyret
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ROBIN WAS PHYSICALLY incapacitated, bed-ridden and blind for most of
her iife; yet this physical suffering did not prevent her from living a
life of heroic virtue, one of service to the missions, prisoners, the
poor, and retreatants throughout the world.
Cross and the Joy beautifully captures Marthe's life story, and gives
us wonderful insights into the value of suffering and of a person
completely dedicated to God.
Fr. Raymond Peyret, a Valence priest and editor of the Catholic weekly of Drome, Peuple Libre (A Free People), became interested in Marthe Robin while covering her extraordinary funeral. Though he lived just twenty-five miles from Marthe Robin and had heard about her from his youth, by nature he was little inclined towards private visions and was not interested in esoteric spirituality. Yet, when he investigated first hand the life of this woman he became completely won over by her and felt compelled to write this book.
Marthe Robin: A Chosen Soul
What sense can we make of suffering? Can love pass beyond it?
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.
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.
Marthe Robin: A
A life marked by
Blake and David
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