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Website Review: A critical website on Vassula Ryden &"True Life in God"

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This website formerly had the url "" but the organization which supports Vassula Rydan was litigating for ownership and Maria Laura Pio (former owner) was unable to finacially fight the legal harassment.

The GRIS (Gruppo di Ricerca e Informazione Socio-religiosa) asked and obtained from Mrs Pio the ownership of all the contents published in the website, which have been significantly renamed

The GRIS' Articles of association were approved in 1990 by the Italian Bishops' Conference and the association is present in more than 40 Italian dioceses through a representative named by the GRIS and approved by the local bishop. Since 1987 their association promotes the research, study and discernment of various religious phenomenologies, and provides spiritual, legal or psychological assistance to those who find themselves involved in particular situations or groups.

On this website you will find the official Church documents that warn against the writings of Vassula Ryden, who claims to receive messages from Jesus. It also contains articles written by theologians, bishops and lay-persons who point out the negative elements and errors contained in the messages. The webmaster recounts her own bad experience with the "True Life in God" messages.

Of special interest on the site is the booklet, Vassula Rydén: the reasons of the Church, by François-Marie Dermine O.P.

Review Ratings what do these ratings mean?

First Evaluated: 11/21/2006; Last Updated: 03/12/2013

  1. Fidelity: Excellent
  2. Resources: Good
  3. Useability: Normal


  • Brief biography of Vassula Ryden & genesis of the True Life in God messages  Resources 
  • Church Position regarding TLIG: Catholic Church & Greek Orthodox Church  Resources 
  • Testimonies: some bad experiences with TLIG  Resources 
  • Doctrinal errors & negative elements  Resources 
  • Theologians & Bishops warn the faithful  Resources 
  • Links and information in other languages  Resources 


None Reported.


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Gruppo di Ricerca e Informazione Socio-religiosa
Father François-Marie Dermine OP

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