Authoritative Testimonials Collected by Valtorta Publishing
Compiled with Additional Testimonials from
Testimonials From Valtorta Publishing
His Holiness Pope Pius XlI, February 26 1948:
"Publish this work as it is. there is no need to give an opinion about its origin, whether it be extraordinary or not. Who reads it, will understand." The names of the three Servite priests were listed the next day in l'Osservatore Romano as having had the private audience with the pope: Fr. R. Migliorini (Maria's spiritual director), Fr. C. Berti, professor of Dogmatic and Sacramental Theology at Marianum, Pontifical Faculty of Theology, in Rome, and Fr. A. Cecchin, Prior of the Servites International College.
Archbishop Alfonso Carinci, Secretary of the Congregation of the Sacred Rites (1946):
" There is nothing therein which is contrary to the Gospel. Rather, this work, a good complement to the Gospel, contributes towards a better understanding of its meaning."
Fr. Dreyfus, of the French Biblical and Archeological School, Jerusalem (1986):
"I was greatly impressed on finding in Maria Valtorta's work the names of at least six or seven towns, which are absent from the Old and New Testaments. These names are known but to a few specialists, and through non-biblical sources... [...] Now, how could she have known these names, if not through the revelations she claims that she had?"
John Haffert, author & Co-Founder of The Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima (World Apostolate of Fatima), a Church-approved Catholic Apostolate with millions of members all over the world., (1995):
"I have the 10 volumes of The Poem of the Men-God in Italian and French. It is the most wonderful work I have ever read and I consider it a blessing of God. I'm in my seventies. And in my entire life, among all the books I've read, The Poem of the Man-God is the one that has done me the most good in my spiritual life."
Msgr. Ugo Lattanzi, dean of the Faculty of Theology of the Lateran Pontifical University, adviser to the Holy Office (1951):
"The author could not have written such an abundant amount of material without being under the influence of a supernatural power."
Cardinal Agostino Bea, Jesuit, rector of the Pontifical Biblical Institute and advisor to the Holy Office (1952):
"Some years ago [before being named consultant of the Supreme Congregation of the Holy Office], I read several fascicles of the Work written by the lady, Maria Valtorta, attending particularly in my reading to the exegetical, historical, archeological and topographical parts. As far as its exegesis, I did not find any prominent errors in the fascicles examined by me. Further, I had been much impressed by the fact that her archeological and topographical descriptions were propounded with notable exactness. Concerning some particulars less exactly expressed, the author, questioned by me through an intermediary, had modestly given some satisfactory explanations. Here and there some scenes appeared to me too diffusely described, even with many vivid colors. But generally speaking, the reading of the Work is not only interesting and pleasing, but truly edifying and -- for people less well informed on the mysteries of the life of Jesus -- instructive."
Fr, Marco Giraudo, 0.P. Commissioner of the Holy Office in 1961, to Fr, Berti, representing the Order of the Servants of Mary, and made responsible for her writings by Maria Vallorta herself (1961):
"You have our complete approval to continue the publication of this second edition of Valtorta's Poem of the Man-God"
Sister Monica Foltier, Cincinnati, Ohio (1987):
"lt is fantastic. I could hardly let it out of my hands. After I finished it once, I immediately began to read it again. It is going to have a terrific impact on those who wish to live a more religious life."
Jean Aulagnier, specialist in ancient calendars, author of a book on Valtorta's work (1995):
"Having established a scientific chronolgy of all events and occurrences in Maria Valtorta's work, I cannot but say it remains unexplainable otherwise than by divine intervention."
Wayne Weible, International reporter and Christian preacher, South Carolina (1987):
"I must tell you that I consider this book to be the greatest book I have ever read outside of the holy scriptures. It is a full amplification of the gospel stories of Jesus. I am forever indebted to Maria [Valtorta] for this tremendous work. I am promoting it as the best source for details of the life of Christ and His BIessed Mother. Everywhere I speak I recommend it."
Roulie Stadelmen, Great Modowa, N.J, (1987):
"The Poem of the Man-God, I LOVE IT. My only regret is that I have not read it before."
David Ottman, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada (1987):
"The Poem of the Man-God should be put into the hands of as many sincere people as possible [...] It is a wonderful book and I have been so deeply touched by the simple beauty of the account of Our Lord's Life."
Msgr. Macchi. private secretary of Pope Paul VI, to Fr. C. M. Berti OSM, in an hour long interview (1963)
"When His Holiness (Paul VI) was Archbishop of Milan, he read one of the books of The Poem of the Man-God. He told me how he appreciated it, and had me send the complete work to the Library of the diocesan Seminary."
Msgr. Gianfranco Nolli, director of the Vatican Museum, author (1971):
"Whoever reads The Poem of the Man-God is favored with spiritual blessing and inner peace."
Fr. Gabriel M. Roschini, professor at "Marianum", Pontifical Faculty of Theology in Rome, famous Mariologist, author of 130 books, and advisor to the Holy Office (1972):
Note1 : Pope John Paul II often called Father Gabriel Roschini the Greatest Mariologist that ever lived.
"I must candidly admit that the Mariology found in Maria Valtorta's writings, whether published or not, has been for me a real discovery. A Madonna in perfect harmony with the ecclesiastical Magisterium, particularly with the Second Vatican Council, with Scripture and ecclesiastical Tradition. No other Marian writing, not even the sum total of all the writings I have read and studied were able to give me as clear, as lively, as complete, as luminous, or as fascinating an image, both simple and sublime, of Mary, God's masterpiece."
Note 2: In his last book (which Father Gabriel said was his greatest, "The Virgin Mary In The Writings of Maria Valtorta"), the first two pages contain a letter of endorsement by Pope Paul VI. Page one displays a photocopy of the original letter in Italian complete with Vatican insignia, and page two contains the English translation.
Fr. A.S. Rosso, ofm, missionary, professor, editor (1974):
"I always find something new in it, even after reading it eight times."
Prof, Fabrizio Braccini, University of Palermo (1979):
"What constitutes the finish line for others, so to speak, is, on the contrary Maria Valtorta's ascetic starting point."
Fr. Gabriel Allegre, Servant of God, OFM, , Macao/Hong-Kong (1970). Father Gabriel was the first to transtlate the entire Bible into Chinese. He started the first Biblical institute in China. The title "Servant of God" shows that this pre-eminent scripture scholar has passed the first test in the process of becoming a recognized saint of the Roman Catholic Church. Mandarin Chinese is the most spoken language in the world.
"The finger of God is here. As for theological justification of a book as convincing, as charismatic, as extraordinary even from a merely human point of view, as is Maria Valtorta's POEM OF THE MAN-GOD, I find it in St. Paul's First Epistle to the Corinthians 14,6 where he writes: Take me, for instance brothers, of what use could I be to you, if I were to come to you speaking tongues, but without revelation or knowledge, prophecy or doctrine?"
H.E. George H. Pearce, s.m., former Archbishop of Suva, Fiji, now active in Providence, Rhode Island (1987):
"I first came in contact with the work of Maria Valtorta in 1979 [...] I find it tremendously inspiring. It is impossible for me to imagine that anyone could read this tremendous work with an open mind and not be convinced that its author can be no one but the Holy Spirit of God."
Fr. Gino C. Violini, Calgary Alberta, Canada (1987):
"lt is the gospel proclaimed with new vigor and detail. It is a powerful light beamed on the person of Jesus Christ and his eternal teachings. Indeed this work appears to be the only true vision-and-word revelation on the gospels ever granted to mankind."
Rev. E. Vitchkoski, M. I. C., Thompson, Connecticut (1987):
"I have read the story of the Adoration of the Shepherds... at least 8 times... to individuals, small groups, and even a group of 24. The reaction is amazing. All are touched profoundly. [...] All are enthusiastic. I believe that this is the age to know more about Our Lord and Lady. The time is ripe and the people ready and thirsting to know and love."
Fr. Brendan O'Keefe, St Louis, Missouri (1987):
"lt seemed to have a mystifying effect on me bringing a deep inner peace."
Testimonial From Advanced Christianity
Father Vernard Poslusney, New York, (1995) Father Vernard is considered by many people throughout Austria, Rome and the United States to be one of the greatest Roman Catholic orators that ever lived. He served as a Carmelite retreat director, conducting numerous Conferences, Days of Prayer, Homilies, Lectures, Retreats, Seminars, Sermons, Teachings and Workshops. Some of these were with Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen in the 1970's.
"Maria Valtorta's Revelations are the most authentic I have ever read".
Testimonials From Save Our Church
The three witnesses of Pope Pius XII's order for publishing The Poem were: Fr. CorradoBerti, Professor of Dogmatic and Sacramental Theology at the Pontifical "Marianum" Theological Faculty of Rome from 1939 onward, later becoming Secretary of the Faculty from 1950 to 1959, as well as consultant to some of the Fathers of the Second Vatican Council: His two confreres, Fr. Romualdo M. Migliorini, ex-prefect apostle in Africa and Fr. Andrew M. Cecchin, Prior of the International College of the Servites of Mary in Rome. According to Berti's own words, writing in the third person, he says, "As soon as the three priests had come out of the papal audience, they stopped by the stairs and wrote on a card the verbatim words of the Pope, in order to never forget them." (Who in his right mind would not have immediately written out such a verbal order?) Quoted from: "A Testimony on Maria Valtorta's Poem of the Man-God, by Rev. Corrado Berti, O.S.M.
The fact that the Pope did grant this audience to the three witnesses is also historically documented. This audience was documented on the very next day on the first page of the L'Osservatore Romano, Citta Del Vaticano, no. 48, February 27, 1948. The Holy Office certainly was not ignorant of Pius XII's practice of giving verbal approvals, or the probability of the outcome of that meeting. Nothing else can explain the total silencing of any defense from these witnesses charged with "disobedience" and the continued refusal of the Holy Office to make any inquiry as to the outcome of that meeting. In respect to the oral Imprimatur, no less a personage than Edouard Cardinal Gagon, though no supporter of The Poem, writing to the Maria Valtorta Research Center from the Vatican on October 31, 1987, referred to Pope Pius XII's action as: 'the kind of official Imprimatur granted before witnesses by the Holy Father in 1948.'" An Introduction to Maria Valtorta is (p.7)
In 1985, Maria Pavlovic, upon hearing someone ask about The Poem of the Man-God, declared, "Maria Valtorta! All true: The Poem of the Man-God. The Madonna said two years ago: All true! Dictated by Jesus!" Bollettino Valtortiano, Semestrale del Centro Editoriale Valtortiano, no 34 (July-December 1986),p.135. The source for the quote cited in An Introduction to Maria Valtorta is (p.11)
In an interview with Attorney Jan Cornell of the Pittsburgh Center for Peace on January 27, 1988, Cornell asked Vicka Ivankovic if there were other books Our Lady had told her about. Vicka replied, "Yes, The Poem of the Man-God by Maria Valtorta, ten volumes. Our Lady says The Poem of the Man-God is the truth. . . . Our Lady said if a person wants to know Jesus he should read Poem of the Man-God by Maria Valtorta. That book is the truth." The Queen of Peace Newsletter (Pittsburgh Center for Peace, P.O. Box 1218, Coraopolis, PA 15108), 1988, vol. 1, no.2. The source for the quote cited in An Introduction to Maria Valtorta is (p.11)
The very same testimony from Vicka Ivankovic was given in an interview with Elliot Miller and Kenneth Samples, who are no supporters of Medjugorje. This testimony is found in their book, The Cult of the Virgin, Baker Book House, Grand Rapids, MI , 1992, p. 150.