In her books Maria Valtora describes her observations in great detail.
According to the FONDAZIONE EREDE di MARIA VALTORTA ONLUS, which manages Maria Valtorta’s writings, Maria Valtorta did not want these to be summarized. I fully understand this argument. Summaries may skip important messages or bring events out of context and thus lead to misunderstandings. However to provide easier access to this lengthy material, I want to provide a fact-based overview. The following tables provide insights of what’s discussed in each chapter of the book. Additionally you can more easily select specific sections for reading. Never the less, I recommend reading the entire work as it is very informative and helpful. It allows to better understand the gospel and the general context of certain events that Jesus was experiencing.
However, if you prefer to read and search certain chapters online, they are also available free of charge on the Internet on the following pages:
– English (divided into 5 pdf files): http://www.dmnx.eu/volumes.html
– Original language Italian (each chapter individually): http://www.scrittivaltorta.altervista.org/per_volume.htm
– German (all in one pdf): http://liebevoll-wei.se/Der_Gottmensch_-_Maria_Valtorta.html
|Chapter en |
|Date of the Vision||Title||Persons present||Persons non-present |
|Place||Place (named)||time of the day||Jesus speaks directly to M. Valtorta||painting available in the original version?||Key topics|
|1 (I,1)||22.08.44||Introduction||Jesus||Maria, God, Eve||/||/||/||Yes, only||/||purity, holiness|
|2 (I,2)||22.08.44||Joachim and Anne Make a Vow to the Lord||Anne (50-55 years), Joachim, Alphaeus (5 years), mother of Alphaeus||/||Room, apartment Anne and Joachim||/||harvest time (apples and pigeons ripe), before feast of Tabernacles||Maria (Our Lady) speaks directly, Valtorta makes comments about Old Anne and at the end of the vision||yes (room Anne / Joachim)||childless in old age, vows|
|3 (I, 3&4)||23.08.44||Anne, Praying in the Temple, Has Her Wish Fulfilled -|
Joachim married God's wisdom, which was enclosed in the heart of the just woman
|strange woman, Anne, Joachim, Alphaeus, Jesus||God, Anne, Joachim, king David, Salomon, Maria||Jerusalem (outside the walls)||/||October evening / night||yes and Valtorta adds comments to her writing style as well as house in Nazareth where she saw Anne and Joachim Vs. later on||/||desires, dreams, virtue, chastity|
|4 (I, 5&6)||24.08.44||With a Canticle, Anne Announces that She Is a Mother|
The immaculate was never God's remembrance bar
|Anne, Joachim, Jesus||God, Mary, Anne, angel||House of Anne and Joachim||Jerusalem||spring (fruit trees bloom)||Yes||/||Mary conception, peace, blessings,
immaculate soul, love, grace
|5 (I, 7&8)||26.08.44||Birth of the Virgin Mary|
Her soul appears beautiful and immaculate, as the father invented it!
|Anne, relative (that looks alike Anne), Joachim, workers, further relatives incl. mother of Alphaeus, god||Jocob (father), Tobiahs, Raphael, God||House Anne and Joachim||Jerusalem; Land Israel, Hermon hight, Gehenna||Midsummer (very hot and dry, harvest time), big storm||Yes||/||Peace, fate, without birth pangs, creation, Our Lady|