Maria Valtorta's literary work. Here you can find all the writings of Maria Valtorta, with insights and in-depth analysis.
THE GOSPEL AS REVEALED TO ME
The main work, among the writings of Maria Valtorta, is published in ten volumes under the title: The Gospel as Revealed to me.
It narrates the birth and childhood of the Virgin Mary and her son Jesus, the three years of Jesus’ public life (which constitute the amplest part of the work), His passion, death, resurrection and ascension, the beginnings of the Church and the assumption of Mary.
Even before being engaged in writing the inspired dictations, in 1943, Maria Valtorta wrote the Autobiography. She did it to reciprocate the desire of her spiritual director, Father Migliorini, who must have noticed uncommon talents in the invalid Maria.
Notebooks is the generic title of three volumes that collect, in chronological order, three volumes divided in years: 1943, 1944 and 1945-1950. In these volumes there are all the outstanding writings composed by biblical, hagiographic, prophetic, ascetic themes, autobiographical references and other evangelical descriptions and scenes of the first Christian martyrs.
BOOK OF AZARIAH
Book of Azariah is the title of the volume that collects the lessons, attributed to the angel Azariah, on the readings of festive Masses excluding the Gospel, which is mentioned there only with brief and sporadic references, having been fully illustrated in the work of ten volumes : The Gospel as Revealed to me.
Each lesson reported in this book was given from February 24, 1946 to February 2, 1947 on the same day as the Sunday or feast on which the respective Mass was celebrated according to the liturgical calendar of that time. In order to make the lessons usable regardless of liturgical reforms, the editor-curator has inserted, at the beginning of each lesson, biblical references according to the neo-vernacular and the texts of the prayers taken from a Missal that belonged to Maria Valtorta.
Despite being absorbed by the commitment of mystical writing, Maria Valtorta was not isolated from the world, whose events she followed through the newspaper and the radio. Above all, she did not neglect her correspondence. She said: “Sending a letter can be an act of courtesy, but responding to a letter is an obligation”. And so she never left the correspondence unanswered, and was surprised if she received no reply to a greeting or birthday card.
Flying sheets or groups of sheets, notepads and a new notebook – all material found in Maria Valtorta’s house during the first restoration in 2001-2002 – are published with the name of Small Notebooks that collect Maria Valtorta’s writings remained unpublished until 2007. They integrate the writings published in the three volumes – of about 700 pages each – entitled Notebooks.
LESSONS ON THE EPISTLE OF PAUL TO THE ROMANS
These are 48 inspired lessons that illustrate the Pauline Letter, the full text of which is given at the beginning of the volume, which ends with two indexes: topics and biblical quotations.
The value of revelation to Maria Valtorta can be appreciated, other than in The Gospel, in the precious teachings that we find in the Lessons on the Epistle of Paul to the Romans: a very high theology dictated by the Holy Spirit who wants to be called “Sweet Guest” .