This talk at the First International Italian Valtorta Conference by Stephen Austin (from the United States) is entitled “Promoting Maria Valtorta’s Extraordinary Writings Around the World”.
Stephen Austin is the author of the popular e-book “A Summa and Encyclopedia to Maria Valtorta’s Extraordinary Writings” which is available for free download from: http://www.valtorta.org.au/TheDefence.html
This is the second talk at the First International Italian Valtorta Conference that took place in Pisa, Italy on October 22-23, 2016.
Zenit, a popular international news organization, published two articles about this conference:
Stephen Austin’s talk is mentioned in the second article. An English translation of an excerpt from the second article is below:
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In the same vein as Lavère, ranks the work of another engineer, Stephen Austin, from the United States, a young, thirty-year old man. He originally came across this mystic’s work for the only purpose of repudiating it but then ended up subdued by the completeness and beauty of her “Il poema dell’Uomo-Dio” [The Poem of the Man-God] (now known as “L’Evangelo come mi è stato rivelato” [The Gospel as Revealed to Me]) to such extent that he dedicated four years of research to compile his e-book in English “Summa & Encyclopedia to Maria Valtorta Extraordinary Work” and present it to the public, at this first International meeting. Constantly updated, Stephen’s work has 13 chapters and 49 sub-chapters, in which he introduces “The Gospel as Revealed to Me” to readers. The theological objections of the Church against private revelations are eviscerated in this e-book by a careful investigation of the approval that Valtorta’s work has received from saints and prelates: Padre Pio and Saint Teresa of Calcutta, Pope Pius XII, cardinals, archbishops and bishops, 23 Doctors of Theology/Divinity/Canon Law, 16 university professors, etc. Stephen Austin then compares Valtorta’s visions with those of the other mystics: Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich and Venerable Mary of Agreda, both of which are less detailed and less accurate; he also emphasizes the almost absolute correlation between the Gospel and the text of Viareggio’s mystic, with the difference that compared with the 141 days of Jesus’ ministry in the Sacred Scriptures, there are in “The Gospel as Revealed to Me” about 500 days, presented in much greater detail, historically valid, on account of the precious, unique botanical, geographical, ethnological, and astronomical information. Austin’s e-book is known as far as Oceania and Australia, thanks to his promotional work, which included participating in an interview on the Australian TV program of a religious nature “Spirit of Life”.
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Click here for more information about this conference and other Valtorta conferences: http://www.valtorta.org.au/Maria-Valtorta-Conferences.html
The official website page for this conference is: http://www.fondazionemariavaltorta.it/it/convegni_2016.php
The full speaker list for this conference can be downloaded here: http://www.valtorta.org.au/2016-International-Italian-Valtorta-Conference-Poster.pdf
The videos of the other speakers are available here: https://www.youtube.com/user/terranovas67/videos