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The Venerable Marie Martha Chambon

Marie Martha Chambon (1841-1907) was a lay Roman Catholic nun known for introducing the Rosary of the Holy Wounds.[1] She was a member of the Monastery of the Visitation Order who lived in Chambery, France. She is in the process of canonization by the Roman Catholic Church.

She reported visions of Jesus Christ appearing to her and teaching her specific prayers and meditations on His wounds.[2] Some of her prayers have received the imprimatur of Archbishop Albert Gregory Meyer.

She reported that Jesus asked her to unite her sufferings with His in the Rosary of the Holy Wounds as an Act of Reparation for the sins of the world.[3] She repored that Jesus told her:

"When you offer My Holy Wounds for sinners, you must not forget to do so for the souls in Purgatory, as there are but few who think of their relief . . . The Holy Wounds are the treasure of treasures for the souls in Purgatory."[4]

She died on March 21, 1907, and the cause for her beatification was introduced in 1937.


  1. ^ Legionnaires Praying for the Clergy
  2. ^ Ann Ball, 2003 Encyclopedia of Catholic Devotions and Practices ISBN 087973910X
  3. ^ Michael Freze, 1993, Voices, Visions, and Apparitions, OSV Publishing ISBN 087973454X
  4. ^ G. P. Geoghegan, 2006, A Collection of My Favorite Prayers ISBN 9781411694576


Anne Cecil Kerr, 1937, Sister Mary Martha Chambon of the Visitation B. Herder Publishing.


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