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Lifetime: 1774 - 1824 Passed: ≈ 200 years ago





Anne Catherine Emmerich

Anne Catherine Emmerich was a Roman Catholic Augustinian Canoness Regular of Windesheim, mystic, Marian visionary, ecstatic and stigmatist.

She was born in Flamschen, a farming community at Coesfeld, in the Diocese of Münster, Westphalia, Germany, and died at age 49 in Dülmen, where she had been a nun, and later become bedridden. Emmerich experienced visions on the life and passion of Jesus Christ, reputed to be revealed to her by the Blessed Virgin Mary under religious ecstasy.

During her bedridden years, a number of well-known figures were inspired to visit her. The poet Clemens Brentano interviewed her at length and wrote two books based on his notes of her visions. The authenticity of Brentano's writings has been questioned and critics have characterized the books as "conscious elaborations by a poet".

Emmerich was beatified on 3 October 2004, by Pope John Paul II. However, the Vatican focused on her own personal piety rather than the religious writings associated to her by Clemens Brentano.

Books by Anne Catherine Emmerich

 The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ Cover image

The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ

Christianity Nativity God

Anne Catherine Emmerich was a German Augustinian nun who had visions about Christ's life and death. This book relates her visions regarding the Blessed Virgin Mary, from her marriage to St. Joseph to the events surrounding the birth of Christ.

The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ Cover image

The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Death Sacrifice Passion Christianity political Religious Jesus Catholicism

It provides a detailed account of Jesus Christ's final days, from his arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane to his crucifixion and resurrection. Emmerich's vivid descriptions bring the events to life, providing readers with a powerful and moving insight...