A new edition (third) of "Pontius Pilate's wife - wife of Pontius Pilate and friend of Mary Magdalene" - by author Kris Darquis has just been published including extracts from the letter that Claudia wrote to her friend Fulvia Hersilia and which was published by the archdiocese of Carcassonne in 1886.
On this occasion, the author reveals an excerpt of the letter!
"The letter that Pontius Pilate's wife had written to her friend Fulvia Hersilia was published in three parts by the Archdiocese of Carcassonne in religious Week in 1886. It was specified that this letter was found among ancient manuscripts and carefully preserved as having been written by the hand of Pilate's wife - the Greeks honored [her] as a saint .... Claudia [speaks] movingly of her childhood in Narbonne, her marriage to Pontius, her arrival in Judea, her proximity to some members of the Jewish community receptive to the teachings of the Nazarene, of meeting him, the scene of the Judgment and finally her exile in Gaul. It is obvious that this letter does not date from the first century [from] certain terms but the fact [was] that [these letter?] were regularly read in some Catholic circles, and it was published by the archdiocese of Carcassonne at the time [when it was] officiated by Monsignor Billard when the figure of Pontius Pilate's wife was not put forward by the Roman Catholic church as noteworthy. " (Kris Darquis)
I have spoken to my French colleague and researcher Johan Netchacovitch & he also confirms that the term 'country of the Rhedons' is mentioned as the place where Procula ended up [as found in the Archdiocese of Carcassonne's publication] - this term was only used by Henri Boudet at this time in his La Vrai Langue Celtique'. Co-incidence or design?
Johan also assures me, rather teasingly, that Christian Doumergue's next book will be explosive. It was Doumergue who first mentioned the Procula text and the Carcassonne diocese publication -- so i [and the rest of the interested English] await with bated breath the new French research :)
With many thanks to Kris Darquis and to Johan for their generosity in reproducing their research and links on this blog. Read more HERE.
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My name is Sandy Hamblett, inspired and passionate researcher of the mysteries at Rennes-les-Bains.