by Dr. Matthew Sutton
On September 17, 1967, forty-five years ago, the Swiss Catholic physician and mystic, Adrienne von Speyr, died. Her life as a married woman with two step-children, as a gifted medical physician, and as a spiritual writer of many books has inspired many people to deepen their mission of prayer and compassion. Dr. Matthew Sutton, from St. John’s University, is the author of a doctoral dissertation on Adrienne von Speyr. He shares with us his theological and personal encounter with the Swiss mystic.