Marthe Robin and the Foyers of Charity

Marthe Robin and the Foyers of Charity, by Martin Blake

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 Châteauneuf-de-Galaure in 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.

Marthe Robin and the Foyers of Charity is paperback-softcover, Demy Octavo size (8.5 in. x 5.5 in.), has 13 chapters, and 160 pages, ISBN 9780955074622.

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Extracts from the book in PDF format, including the table of contents, introduction, and a sample chapter can be seen here …

Other Marthe Robin books

Marthe Robin : The Cross and the Joy by Fr Raymond Peyret (135 pages). This is a biography of Marthe Robin, completed shortly after her death in 1981. It gives a solid account of her life and mission, and is a good introduction to the charism of the Foyers of Charity, lay communities which have now spread throughout the world. Marthe Robin : The Cross and the Joy –  UK & Europe

Marthe Robin: A Chosen Soul – UK & Europe This is a CTS booklet which looks at different aspects of Marthe’s life and the Foyer retreats. It includes details of the origins of the Foyers and has prayers composed by Marthe.