Here are just a few of the testimonials listed in The Poem of the Man-God, Authoritative Testimonials (http://www.valtorta.org/test.htm).(http://www.valtorta.org/test.htm)
Msgr. Ugo Lattanzi, dean of the Faculty of Theology of the Lateran Pontifical University, advisor 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."
Fr. Gabriel M. Roschini, professor at "Marianum," Pontifical Faculty of Theology in Rome, renowned mariologist, author of 130 books, and advisor to the Holy Office (1972): "I must candidly admit that the Mariology found in Maria Valtorta's writings,
whether published or not, has been for me a real discovery. 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."
Prof. Fabrizio Braccini, University of Palerma (1979): "What constitutes the finish line for others, so to speak, is, on the contrary, Maria Valtorta's ascetic starting point."
Dr. Vittorio Tredici, geologist and mineralogist, Italy (1952): "I wish to underline the author's unexplainably precise knowledge of Palestine in its panoramic, topographical, geological and mineralogical aspects."
Fr. Gabriel Allegre, OFM, renowned translator of the Bible in Chinese, Macao/Hong Kong (1970): "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 in 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."
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 . . .
How could she have known these names, if not through the revelations she claims that she had."
Fr. Agostino Bea (future Cardinal), Jesuit, rector of the Pontifical Biblical Institute and advisor to the Holy Office (1952): "I have read in typed manuscripts many of the books written by Maria Valtorta . . . As far as exegesis is concerned, I did not find any errors in the parts which I examined."
Wayne Weible, International reporter and speaker (1987): "I must tell you that I consider this book to be the greatest book I have ever read outside the Holy Scriptures. I am promoting it as the best source for details of the life of Christ and His Blessed Mother."
Fr. Gino C. Violini, Calgary Alberta, Canada (1987): "It 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."
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. (http://www.bardstown.com/~brchrys/Corberti.htm) (http://www.bardstown.com/~brchrys/Corberti.htm)
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,
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) http://www.bardstown.com/~brchrys/Valepic.htm. (http://www.bardstown.com/~brchrys/Valepic.htm)
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) http://www.bardstown.com/~brchrys/Valepic.htm. (http://www.bardstown.com/~brchrys/Valepic.htm)
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.
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