Several times recalled in the work of Maria Valtorta; Valeria occupies a very special place among all the eyewitnesses that Jesus encounters in the course of public life.
This young Roman patrician is in fact the first female disciple “removed from” paganism. The miraculous healing of his daughter little Fausta gives rise to the first encounter with Jesus.
Later she was present together with other Romans, in the splendid garden of Johanna of Chuza at “Tiberias” when Jesus visited her. Thus, he greets the Romans: «Were you attending to flowers? Go on, go on. We can talk also while you pick this beautiful work of the Creator, which flowers are…».
Then, gradually, he introduces them to the divine: «And so we must learn the lesson and make of our some what sensual love for flowers a spur to a higher thought».
And again, after a sweet evocation of the soul and eternal life, Jesus takes the little Fausta in his arms saying: «I love children as I love flowers. Because they are pure and without malice. In fact, give Me your little one, woman. It is such a great joy for Me to press a little angel to My heart».
Valeria, sensitive to the goodness and words of Jesus, decides without delay to move away from the corrupt life of Roman society. Freeing the slave Tusnilde, she progresses in her conversion but not without difficulty. Her husband, not happy with the wife’s new lifestyle, later divorces her.
And she goes to confide in with Jesus who thus comforts her: «suffering purifies and hardens your character more and more… [you and your daughters] you will become wise in the faith that bears My Name».
Little Fausta and her roses
On another occasion, Maria Valtorta describes a very moving scene. Between the lines, one can read into, of a little girl who approaches Jesus «and goes toward Jesus’ knees and lays all her flowers in His lap saying: “Faustina’s roses to her Saviour”. […] In the meantime the woman has knelt down behind the little girl throwing her veil behind her back. She is Valeria, the little girl’s mother and she greets Jesus with the Roman salutation: “Hail, o Master”».
When Jesus foretold his death on the cross asking her what she would have done if he were no longer alive, without hesitation, she exclaimed: «… I will not leave these places… I lose much by losing the Master, I shall not lose everything, because faith will remain. And I shall remain where it was born».
This last promise seems confirmed in Talmud that cites a rich proselyte named Valeria, owner of several slaves. Residing in Palestine “she dealt some contradictory subjects about the Holy Bible matters with Gamaliel grandson for a long period of time”.
A strange discovery
In 2012, a few meters from the Grotto of the Annunciation in Nazareth, some archaeologists deciphered a surprising inscription. Dating back to the first centuries, it expresses a kind of supplication: «Lord Jesus Christ save your servant, Valeria… and allow her to bring the light». The inscription ends with a prayer to Jesus Christ and, at the end, with the word Amen.
On the same wall, on one side of this ancient vow, you can see an illustration of two female shapes, an adult and a child, in front of a splendid rose!
This discovery irrefutably revokes the most impossible atonement in the life of Valeria according to Maria Valtorta’s readers!
Mighty this graffito be the work of Valeria?
Can we suppose that it has been realized by a grateful little Fausta?
Could it be by some early disciple?
Could it be a clue that Valeria’s burial place is in close proximity?
It will be evaluated and decided by archaeologists. However, this discovery adds a new element of authenticity to “The Gospel…” of Maria Valtorta.