Marcel Van was a mystic and Redemptorist brother, often called “the Apostle of Love,” who died at an internment camp in North Vietnam. Before his death, he recorded his visions and conversations with St. Therese of Lisieux and Jesus Christ. While his cause for beatification was opened in 1997, not many people have heard of him in the West. Today, we talk with one champion of Marcel’s cause.
Scholar, mother, and CE contributor Suzie Andres joins us to share some of the spiritual gems in the works of Marcel Van. Within the conversations, we learn humility and love in our universal call to holiness. If you are looking for a new spiritual brother, Marcel Van shows us how even our littlest ways can be made great with God’s grace.
Suzie Andres has written extensively on Marcel Van. You can read her article, “Marcel Van & the Little Way for Dummies,” here on CE, or find a more in-depth introduction at her blog. Marcel Van’s Conversations and other works are available from Amazon and your local Catholic bookstore.
Suzie blogs at Miss Marcel’s Musings where you can also find links to her other articles. She is the editor of Selected Sermons of Thomas Aquinas McGovern, S.J., and author of Homeschooling with Gentleness, A Little Way of Homeschooling, and the Catholic romantic comedy The Paradise Project.