I want to deal with some strange information regarding Vassula. First of all I am a Catholic priest (for 35 years). There are NO unorthodox (as far as Catholics are concerned) teachings about the Virgin Mary in Vassula's writings. I have known Vassula for 10 years and I have read her writings. The Notification issued by the Vatican (which has the status of a warning and nothing else) makes NO MENTION of any such "teachings". The Catholic who posted those strange things about Our Lady is badly mistaken and seemingly very badly instructed. Co-Redemptorix DOES NOT MEAN Our Lady is on the same level as Christ - how could it? Nor do we teach (either the RC Church or Vassula) that we are saved by Mary's blood. That is sheer heresy. There was a heresy like this at one time - I think it came from France and it involved the Eucharist. It was condemned. It is, in any case, incorrect - medically or scientifically speaking - to simply identify the blood of a child with his or her parents, except perhaps by rare blood type. Anyone who knows anything at all about the human body will know this. We can say that Jesus received His blood through Mary - or even from her, since she is the only human agent involved in His birth, but this is NOT THE SAME THING as saying it is the same blood! Whoever teaches this nonsense, it is not Vassula nor anyone I know.
I am fed up with all the nonsense I see about Vassula - most of it completely wrong if not misrepresentation. For example she has not excommunicated herself. She belongs to the Greek Orthodox Church under the Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa to whom she has submitted her pofession of faith. She is not "banned" by the Catholic Church. The Notification was answered in dialogue with the Congregation for the Faith and she met Cardinal Ratzinger before he became Pope - and he knew about her answers and approved of them. Please stop all this nonsense and get your facts straight.
Fr. John Abberton (blog: yorkshireshepherd.blogspot.com)