Chateauneuf-de-Galaure: The Home of Venerable Marthe Robin
About Marthe Robin:
One of the mystics of the 20th Century, Marthe Robin was born in 1902 and became bedridden for the rest of her life when she was 21 years old. It was reported that she ate nothing other than the Eucharist for many years. In addition to the many visions she received, she also had the Stigmata (the wounds of Christ).
Four Bishops and over 200 priests attended her funeral on February 12, 1981. Her tomb is in the cemetery of St Bonnet. She was recognized for her heroic virtues in 2014.
Up to 40,000 people visit here each year. You are welcome to “Robin Farm” , the farm where she lived all her life. The bed in which she remained for so many years is still there. Pictures of her family as well as some objects of piety adorn the room.
Traveling to Chateauneuf-de-Galaure:
Chteauneuf de Galure is south of Lyon and not far from both Switzerland and Italy. If you are traveling by train, you can go from Lyon to Saint-Rambert-d’Albon, which is the nearest train station. From there it is about 10 miles by taxi. Get train & bus schedules, see fares & buy tickets here