Truth about Vassula Ryden and
True Life in God (TLIG) Messages
Distinguished theologians and clergy testify to the authenticity and freedom from error of the messages of True Life in God, recommending the messages to be read by all Christians. Cardinal Franjo Kuharic, Archbishop of Zagreb states,
"what she [Vassula Ryden] says conforms to Gospel truth".
This website was designed to provide current facts regarding True Life in God mesages, Vassula Ryden and the Vatican's position on these topics. Carefully weigh the facts and ask the Lord to provide discernment through the Holy Spirit of Truth.
Current information regarding True Life in God and Vassula
Did True Life in God get a Nehil Obstadt?
YES!! Bishop Felix Toppo has encouraged all faithful to read True Life in God. Toppo writes:
I have read all the TRUE LIFE IN GOD books and meditated on their contents. I truly believe that the books contain the Divine Dialogue of the Holy Trinity, Our Lady and the Angels with humankind through Vassula Ryden. I have not found anything objectionable and anything contrary to the Church’s authentic teaching authority on faith and morals. Reading these books and meditating on the contents are spiritually beneficial to all. I recommend the books to every Christian.
What is going on with Vassula and the Vatican?
Fr. Lars Messerschmidt,
Vicar General of The Catholic Church in Denmark explains in an article dated March 2006, "The last couple of years an ongoing communication has taken place between the Congregation and Vassula resulting in a document to a number of bishops' conferences that had expressed particular concern to have the Congregation's opinion of Vassula clarified." Read more about the Vatican and Vassula ...
Did the Vatican remove the Notification regarding Vassula Ryden and the True Life in God messages?
As written by Father John Abberton, "...in answer to a question about how the office (of the Congregation) would reply to a query about the present position regarding Vassula, the Cardinal [Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI] replied: 'The situation has been modified.'"Read more about the CDF Notification regarding TLIG and Vassula ...
Is what Vassula writes in the messages of True Life in God authentic?
Cardinal Franjo Kuharic, Archbishop of Zagreb states, "Vassula travels the world evangelizing for Christian unity; obedience to the Pope; veneration of the Eucharist; devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus; and especially, a Gospel morality of life; as well as for deep religious conversion of the world. Vassula Ryden has met with the Pope, with cardinals and with bishops around the world. This is a matter of private revelation and we allow her to speak because what she says conforms to Gospel truth." Read more testimonies about TLIG and Vassula...
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Immediately after the Notification in 1995, Frane Franic, Archbishop Emeritus of Split and Makarska, wrote the following testimony:
Integrity of the truths revealed in the True Life in God messages of Vassula Ryden, very faithful daughter of the ancient and Holy Greek Orthodox Church
In reading the books of the divine messages and knowing that the author, Mrs. Vassula Ryden, is a daughter of the Greek Orthodox Church, I was very impressed to find in them a fidelity, and I am firmly convinced, an absolute fidelity to all the revealed truths as taught and expounded by the Catholic Church.
I would like to humbly point out that in 1941 I received a Ph.D. from the Gregorian University, which was at that time very faithful to Thomist theology and philosophy and that I have myself taught this theology for 38 years, from 1942 until l980, at the Interdiocesan Theological School of advanced studies in Split. I have come to know about the various objections that were formulated by certain Catholic theologians concerning the messages of the books of "True Life in God". But these objections are certainly not able to put in doubt my conviction that all these books contain authentic messages coming from Christ Himself, messages that include the truths concerning faith in the supernatural, truths in which both the ancient Byzantine Orthodox Church and the Roman Church believed, up until the painful moment of their separation. Consequently, the messages correspond well with the ancient faith of the Holy Greek Orthodox Church, which implies that Vassula does not have to formally abandon her belonging to the Orthodox Church in order to become Catholic.
I maintain this firm conviction even today, notwithstanding the "declaration" (notification) of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, published in the Osservatore Romano dated 23-24 October 1995.
I pray to the Lord that this "declaration" be clarified, thus removing any confusion in our Church as well as removing the difficulties that have cropped up because of this "declaration" in the ecumenical relations between the Orthodox Church and the Catholic Church.
Furthermore, I feel I must declare that in the messages of Vassula's books one finds certain truths that are today in a state of crisis in our own Church. These truths are very clearly stated in these messages and asserted in a surprisingly firm and decisive way. Truths such as the Virginity and the Holy Motherhood of the Blessed and Immaculate Virgin Mary, the real presence of the Body and of the Blood with the Soul and the Divinity of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist.
According to my humble but firm conviction, there is no error and there have never been any errors, either in the first books of Vassula nor in those that followed. There is no error when Vassula speaks about Christ calling him Abba or Yahweh, neither when she says that Christ will come in the world to bring a period of His peace, because it has to do with the historical return of Christ into this world through His Church, who during that period of Peace will be renewed; and then, the presence of Christ will be even more visible to all mankind in this world, as the Holy Virgin and Queen of Prophets was saying at Fatima, and as she is still prophesying now in Medjugorje.
Therefore, I unite myself to all those Catholic bishops and theologians that defend the authenticity and sincere veracity of Vassula Ryden, seer and mystic, one of the greatest of our times.
+ Frane Franic, Archbishop Emeritus of Split and Makarska