On 15 March 1928 Marcel Văn was born. During the Second World War, Marcel entered the Redemptorists. He spoke familiarly with Jesus, Mary, and Saint Thérèse, whose spirituality and confidence in childlike relationships with God he made his own.
This blog has a lot of posts about Brother Marcel. There really aren’t many places online to get lots of information about him. There are some in French, probably some in Vietnamese, but really few resources in English.
If you have time today, you may want to check out one of Văn’s favourite themes: changing sadness into joy. Here’s the post that started it all on this blog. Or maybe, just search for posts about Marcel himself.