The following is a copy of the decree
issued on June 7, 2003,
the Feast of the Vigil of Pentecost,
in the case of Gianna Sullivan,
by William Cardinal Keeler,
Archbishop of Baltimore.
Office of the Cardinal
Having received reports of alleged locutions and visions said to have taken place in St. Joseph Church, Emmitsburg, Maryland, in the archdiocese of Baltimore;
and having studied these reports most attentively through the work of a commission of recognized experts in theology, cannon law, and the behavioral sciences;
and having shared with the Holy See the report of the Commission and received from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the appropriate authorization;
I hereby declare that in this case, constat de non supernaturalitate. Accordingly, there is to be no public activity in the churches, oratories and other properties of the Archdiocese of Baltimore relating to the alleged apparitions and locutions.
William Cardinal Keeler
Archbishop of Baltimore
The following is a copy of the letter from the
Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith,
sent to Cardinal Keeler,
Archbishop of Baltimore,
February 15, 2003.
Thank you for you letter of 23 August, 2002, with the results of the investigation conducted by the relevant diocesan commission on the allegedly "supernatural" apparitions and messages received by Mrs. Gianna Tallone- Sullivan at Emmitsburg, Maryland, in your Archdiocese. You asked this Congregation to offer our judgment on the issue.
After a careful examination of the contents of the report and having taken into consideration all the aspects of the present case, this Congregation commends the work done by the commission and considers that Your Eminence is in a position to conclude the matter with a decree of "constat de non supernaturalitate" in reference to the phenomena in question.
I take this opportunity to offer Your Eminence my sincere respects and every best wish, I remain
Yours devotedly in the Lord,
Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger.
The information on this web site contains excerpts from Private Revelations 12:1, The Prophecies of Our Lady of Emmitsburg.