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Michael J. Coppi papers on apparitions

Identifier: ML-065

Scope and Contents

This collection includes email messages and correspondence circulated by Michael J. Coppi regarding visionary messages and prophecies. It is unknown if all of the messages from his list are included.


  • Majority of material found within 1998-02-19 - 2000-09-21

Access to Materials

This collection is open and available to the public for research in the Marian Library reading room. The materials are non-circulating.

Copyright Notice

The materials in this collection may be protected by copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). The materials are available for personal, educational, and scholarly use. It is the responsibility of the researcher to locate and obtain permission form the copyright owner or their heirs for any other use, such as reproduction and publication.

Biography of Michael J. Coppi

Michael J. Coppi was born July 11, 1960 in La Mesa, California, to Donald and Madeline Coppi. He was the eldest of six children and grew up in Arcadia, California. After graduating from Arcadia High School in 1978, he attended Cal Poly Pomona University and graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering. He worked at Vandenberg Air Force Base until moving to Florida in 1988 to work for Lockheed Martin where he worked on the Space Shuttle program. Michael met Kathleen Swain and they were married on July 2, 1989. Michael’s Friedreich Ataxia continued to progress and so he retired and moved back to California in 2000. Michael circulated messages via an online listserv from numerous visionaries from his email address, Michael passed away on January 29, 2019.


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This collection contains emails circulated by Michael J. Coppi regarding visionary messages and prophecies, as well as some correspondence directly with the International Marian Research Institute. Coppi mentions Conyers, Georgia, Garabandal, and Medjugorje among other alleged apparitions.


The collection of email messages is arranged chronologically.


Messages were received and compiled by International Marian Research Institute employees, Michael Duricy and Rev. Johann Roten, S.M.

Guide to the Michael J. Coppi papers on apparitions, 1998-2000
Kristin Shelley; Kayla Harris
January 2020
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