Item 1717 - The extraordinary witness of Marthe Robin: to suffer with Jesus

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CA ON00389 F4-9-1-1717


The extraordinary witness of Marthe Robin: to suffer with Jesus


  • May 1987 (Creation)

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This item is a 6 page article by Henri Nouwen entitled, ‘The Extraordinary Witness of Marthe Robin’, published in New Oxford Review, Vol. LIV, No. 4, May 1987, pp. 4 – 10. This item is 8th in a series of articles reflecting on the year Nouwen spent at L’Arche, Trosley Breuil, France in 1985/6. Marthe Robin was a French woman born in 1902 and died in 1981, who was considered by many to have extraordinary spiritual experiences. She has been said to have influenced the lives of many people through her spiritual advice and way of living. The entries in this article focus entirely on his visit to the house and room where Marthe Robin lived and died. The entries are dated April 13, 1986 - April 19. Nouwen reflects and prays, with his friend Bernard, in her room on several occasions and speaks about the influence of Marthe on many people and especially on Pere George Finet, the founder of the Foyers de Charite.

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Item is 8 of a series of 10 articles, later published in Road to Daybreak. See also Published works series, items 1701, 1702, 1705, 1706, 1709, 1710, 1715, 1718, 1719.

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Published in New Oxford Review 54, no. 4 (May 1987): 4-10. The pages of the article have been torn out of the Journal.
Many of the articles in this series appear in Nouwen, Henri: The Road to Daybreak: A Spiritual Journey, Doubleday & Co., N.Y., 1988 but this one does not.

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