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The Virgin Mary in the Writings of Maria Valtorta

The inspired writings of Maria Valtorta offer salient insights into Our Lady’s role as the Co-redemptrix of humanity. The following is an excerpt from The Virgin Mary in the Writings of Maria Valtorta , Part II – Mary in the Course of Time by Fr. Gabriel M. Roschini, O.S.M.. For more information regarding the writings of Valtorta and its status in the Church please see “In Defense of The Poem of the Man-God,” by Jonathan Baker.-Ed.

The effect of the association of Mary (the new Eve) with Christ (the new Adam) is the objective Redemption of the human race. Humanity was freed from the slavery of sin and death through the merits and atonement of Christ and Mary. (It must be noted that Mary’s merits and atonement draw their co-redemptive efficacy entirely from Christ’s own merits and atonement). The Blessed Virgin declares that She was the one who reestablished peace between Heaven and earth. That peace had been destroyed by the sin of our first parents. Mary had “the joy of being the Woman by means of Whom peace was reestablished between Heaven and earth.



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The inspired writings of Maria Valtorta offer salient insights into Our Lady’s role as the Co-redemptrix of humanity. The following is an excerpt from The Virgin Mary in the  Writings of Maria Valtorta by Fr. Gabriel M. Roschini, O.S.M.., Part II – Mary in the Course of Time. For more information regarding the writings of Valtorta and its status in the Church please see In Defense of The Poem of the Man-God,” by Jonathan Baker.-Ed.

This foundation is found in Holy Scripture, in both the Old and New Testaments. The Old Testament predicts the Co-Redemptrix and the Redeemer all in the same breath; the New contains the fulfillment of this prediction.

Co-Redemption in the Old Testament

The prophecy concerning co-redemption is found in Genesis 3:15, the passage called the proto-evangelium: “I will put enmities between you [the diabolical snake] and the Woman, and your seed and Her seed: She shall crush your head, and you shall lie in wait for Her heel” [Douay].

In II Poema deirUomo-Dio, during the third year of His Public Ministry, Jesus exalted women, unjustly considered as inferior beings. He concluded:

“I tell you, the condition of women is about to change . . ., and that will be fair. Just as I will obtain grace and redemption for all men, so will a Woman for all women.”

“A Woman? How could a Woman ever redeem?” Judas of Kerioth says, laughing. [Judas was the first one to oppose the Co-Redemptrix.]

“Believe Me,” [Jesus replies,] “She has already begun Her work of redemption. Do you know what it means to redeem?”

“Sure I do! It’s to remove from sin.”

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