Item 1721 - The passion of Marthe Robin

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CA ON00389 1-9-1-1721

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The passion of Marthe Robin

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  • November 1987 (Creation)

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7 p. of textual records

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(1932-1996)

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This item is a 7 page article by Henri Nouwen entitled, ‘The Passion of Marthe Robin’, published in The Catholic Digest, November 1987, pp. 30 – 39. This is a series of excerpts from the diary of Henri Nouwen from the year he spent at L’Arche, Trosly Breuil, France in 1985/6. The entries in this article focus entirely on his visit to the house and room where Marthe Robin lived and died. 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 Père George Finet, the founder of the Foyers de Charité. Nouwen and his friend also visit the main Foyer de Charité and Fr. Finet in Chateauneuf de Galaure, France, also the place where Marthe Robin lived her life of prayer and suffering.

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Published in Catholic Digest (November 1987): 30, 34-39.
Condensed from New Oxford Review article, May, 1987.
Reference copy is available.

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2000 01

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Box 297

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