We are only at the beginning of what little Van has to tell us to do here below: ‘O Mary, my particular mission is to be the apostle of souls, and the apostle particularly of children. It is only later, in heaven, that I will be able to fulfil it perfectly.’
Private revelations must not be read in a spirit of curiosity but always in a willingness to allow ourselves to be led to the centre of our faith, towards God and his will, towards Christ and his love : the Conversations lead us right to the centre, to the immeasurable love of Christ. They invite us, through the little apostle of his love, to become so in our turn. from the Preface by Cardinal Christoph Schönbor
Conversations, now published in English, is the second volume of the four-volume French language Œuvres Complètes of Marcel Van (1928-1959), responding to the desire of the late Pope John Paul II for the life stories of the twentieth-century witnesses and martyrs to the Faith to be gathered together. The first volume, Autobiography, was published in English by Gracewing in 2006.