December 24, 2017

Marthe Robin

Marthe Robin is a name unknown to many. She was born to a peasant family in Châteauneuf-de-Galaure (Drôme), in France, on March 13, 1902. She grew up and lived in her parents home her entire life.

In 1925, she started to experience the pains of the Passion. In 1928, a serious neurological illness left her hardly able to move, and even to swallow as her throat muscles were also affected. By this time, she was also almost completely blind and lived in a world of darkness. In 1930, she received the stigmata, the visible signs of the wounds of Christ. Every Friday, she would relive Christ’s sufferings during the Passion. At night, she could not sleep. The ecstasy would last until Monday or Tuesday.

One other thing needs to be mentioned. She was, now, also not able to eat or drink. For over fifty years, according to numerous witnesses whose testimony was submitted to the Vatican, she lived on the Bread of Life alone, the Eucharist.

There have been others who have lived only on the Eucharist, including Alexandrina Maria da Costa whose story has also appeared on this website. She underwent comprehensive testing by a team of doctors in a hospital for forty days. They confirmed she did not eat or drink during that time and, defying the laws of biology, underwent no changes in body weight, blood pressure or other measurables. Alexandrina Maria da Costa lived on the Eucharist alone for over 13 years.

Marthe Rodin did it for over fifty.

She died in 1981.

Source: “The Eucharistic Miracles of the World,” a Vatican international exhibition, as reported by The Real Presence Eucharistic Education and Adoration and Association,


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