Elements regarding the life of Marthe Robin and her canonisation process ;
The Cerf publishing house recently announced the publication, scheduled for 8 October 2020, of a book by Fr Conrad De Meester, called The mystical fraud of Marthe Robin. The author, a Carmelite priest who died in December 2019, was one of the 28 experts asked to contribute to the beatification process of Marthe Robin, as a specialist in the writings of Thérèse of Lisieux and Elisabeth of the Trinity. As such, he was responsible for examining and evaluating the writings of Marthe Robin.
Given the announcement of the upcoming publication of a work accusing Marthe Robin of mystical fraud, the importance of this spiritual figure in the life of the Church of France in the 20th century, her influence internationally and the extent of the popular devotion to her, the postulation has deemed it necessary to clarify certain points regarding the life of Marthe Robin and her canonisation process. Indeed, it is important to situate the assertions of Fr De Meester within the context of the whole investigation. By focusing on one unfavourable assessment among the 28 assessments of this process, the view of the trial process is incomplete, making it impossible to fully understand the deciding factors which led to the ruling of the Church concerning the heroic virtues of Marthe Robin.