Maria Valtorta was a simple Italian woman, bedridden due to an accident, who had a deep faith and received the grace to see visions of the life of Jesus. She has written down all that she saw on a total of approximately 15,000 pages.

Also worth knowing from my point of view:

  • Valtorta's mother was "religiously indifferent". Against the will of her mother, Maria turned to religion very early and took vows of poverty, obedience and virginity.
  • Mary received dictations from Jesus and had visions that she describes in her books. She describes the visions in great detail with fauna and flora, moods etc. Visions in contrast to dictations are therefore subjective representations of events.
  • Maria Valtorta had no self-interest or financial benefit from the constitution or publication of her works. Her confessor urged her to release the versions, she insisted that her name is not be mentioned
  • After her death, several visitors noticed that her right hand, with which she had written down her dictations and visions, literally "shone" while the left hand looked pale.

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