Author Topic: The Poem Of The Man-God by Maria Valtorta  (Read 5354 times)

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Re: The Poem Of The Man-God by Maria Valtorta
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2013, 10:27:03 AM »
What is the hype around this?

I've never understood it.

IMHO, all the rights of the work belongs to the Servites and they have from the start been the great promoters of the work. Cash cow?
 

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Re: The Poem Of The Man-God by Maria Valtorta
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2013, 07:09:19 PM »
Poem of the Man God seems iffy to me. Stick with the Life of Christ by Blessed Anna katherine Emmerich. It is far better and never censured. All these things come from "visions" so take them with a grain of salt, but Life of Christ is still a good read. it just cant replace the scripture.
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Re: The Poem Of The Man-God by Maria Valtorta
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2013, 07:19:10 PM »
Poem of the Man God seems iffy to me. Stick with the Life of Christ by Blessed Anna katherine Emmerich. It is far better and never censured. All these things come from "visions" so take them with a grain of salt, but Life of Christ is still a good read. it just cant replace the scripture.

This.  Why not read other approved books or just study the Scriptures?  I highly doubt anyone here has read Sacred Scripture to the point where it is no longer beneficial.  Poem was censured and placed on the Index of Forbidden Books.  Whether you agree with that or not, it was.  Combine that with the valid concerns about the content and there are just too many red flags to waste my time with. 
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Re: The Poem Of The Man-God by Maria Valtorta
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2013, 12:40:27 AM »
There are plenty of our alternative meditations on our Blessed Lord's Holy Passion that have received Holy Mother Church's approbation; in addition, we've the endless 'wellspring' or boon of God's Holy Word: the Holy Bible or Holy Scriptures from which to drink of or partake.  :toth:
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Re: The Poem Of The Man-God by Maria Valtorta
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2013, 12:48:32 AM »
Without a doubt, this has been the most controversial book in SD's Bookstore.

It's probably worth a read.
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Re: The Poem Of The Man-God by Maria Valtorta
« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2013, 01:33:55 PM »
Without a doubt, this has been the most controversial book in SD's Bookstore.

It's probably worth a read.
 ;)

Dan Brown's books are controversial too, but I wouldn't recommend reading those.
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