Stigma Enigma                                

The French mystic Marthe Robin (1902-1981) reportedly exhibited stigmata, and “ate no food other than the Eucharist” for 51 years... “Opinions on Robin are conflicting. Some scientific sceptics consider that her mystical manifestations, particularly her long fast, were simply an elaborate hoax, but numerous doctors at the time ruled out this possibility. The possibility of a hoax remains unexamined.”
Marthe Robin

History mystery,                                                                
Marthe the stigmatist
suffered in ways that were
never explained.
Sceptics who labeled her
voiced their opinions; the                  
stigma remained.

Alex Steelsmith

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