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.”