July 3, 2023

Pope John Paul II appointed Joseph Ratzinger Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Holy See’s body responsible for overseeing the correctness of Catholic doctrine. Cardinal Ratzinger maintained his stance on the Valtorta issue until he made the decision to personally investigate the matter. Geneviève Esquier, a journalist from L’homme Nouveau, […]

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By Daniel
April 3, 2023

On the 23rd of April 1943 it was Good Friday. Maria Valtorta had already been infirm in her house in Viareggio for 9 years. At around Midday, from her bedroom on the ground floor she called Marta, who was busy in the kitchen. Marta arrived promptly. Maria showed her a piece of paper where she […]

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By Daniel
January 25, 2023

The idea to realise a film, based on Maria Valtorta’s writings, flashed in the minds of lay and religious, who knew it through typed copies, and in 1948 were about to set up a publishing house (never accomplished) which could publish it. The Work was at that time still unpublished and had to be printed […]

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By Daniel
January 25, 2023

The Gospels mention his name about twenty times, to say that he is one of the twelve apostles and to record his steps towards a betrayal which is finally consummated. John the Evangelist adds a singular piece of evidence without proving it: Judas keeps the money-bag and is a thief. Nothing else is learned about […]

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By Daniel
January 9, 2023

The Work of Maria Valtorta has been defined by many a masterpiece of literature. For example, in his testimonial dated 1952, Nicola Pende, a worldly renown clinician, did not only appreciate the aspects of the work which might happen to interest a medical scientist, but also defined it “a true masterpiece of style, form and […]

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By Daniel
June 23, 2022

(Pope Pius XII in his study in the Vatican) * * * (a note by Emilio Pisani) On January 14th 2022, David Murray, founder of the “Maria Valtorta Readers’ Group”, died in Melbourne, Australia. In February, he would have been 90 years old. A message from Catherine, his assistant in the Valtorta Readers’association, communicated that […]

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By Daniel