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The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary (The Catholic Classic!) [Kindle Edition]

Anne Catherine Emmerich
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NOTE: This edition has a linked "Table of Contents" and has been beautifully formatted (searchable and interlinked) to work on your Amazon e-book reader and your ipod e-book reader.

Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich (German: Anna Katharina Emmerick, September 8, 1774 - February 9, 1824) was a Roman Catholic Augustinian nun, stigmatic, mystic, visionary and ecstatic.

On October 3, 2004 Anne Catherine Emmerich was beatified by Pope John Paul II.

As in all such cases, the question of her visions was set aside, and her cause adjudicated solely on the basis of her own personal sanctity and heroic virtue.

This book on the life of the Blessed Virgin Mary was the result of visions seen by Sister Anne Catherine Emmerich, with notes taken by Clemens Brentano.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1788 KB
  • Print Length: 212 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1475146345
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: ignacio hills press (TM) and e-Pulp Adventures (TM); 1st edition (July 27 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002JPJRQ2
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,262 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent Jan. 27 2014
By Cookie
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Excellent book. Wonderful,everyone should have a copy to read and reread many times. All of her books are worth reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars Oct. 23 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars Life Of the Blessed Virgin Mary Jan. 21 2009
By Thomas M. Creaghan - Published on
Very profound and enlightened view of the Blessed Virgin, her holy family and the events of Jesus birth . I was unable to put the book down, and read it in twelve hours. I would recomend this book highly to anyone of faith to read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Vision that Found the House Nov. 10 2013
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This famed account of the visions of The Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich, the 19th Century German nun and mystic who bore the stigmata, the unsealing wounds of Christ, could easily be read by believers (and written off by skeptics) as the beautiful, pious imaginings of a devout, little-educated woman whose life was otherwise relatively dull, but for one thing. Sr. Anne Catherine, who had never left Germany-- nor even her small region of Germany-- described her vision regarding the precise location in what is now Turkey to which John the Evangelist had taken the Virgin Mary when Jerusalem became to dangerous for them to remain without being martyred. She described a vision of such detail that she was able to describe the road leaving the city of Ephesus as it curved up a hillside, then crossed a path leading further up to a plateau, where the small house was located. The vision was recorded and published by German poet and author Clemens Brentano, and the site described by Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich, atop a high hill a few kilometers outside Ephesus (near modern Selçuk, Turkey) was located by French priest Abbé Julien Gouney, who utilized the text as a guide in 1881, and then again by two Lazarist missionaries, Father Poulin and Father Jung, from Smyrna, who rediscovered the building on July 29, 1891, again using the description from Blessed Anne Catherine's vision as their guide.

At the site was found the ruins of a small, rectangular building on the hillside above a well. The building had long been venerated by an isolated rural community descended from Christians in Ephesus; there had been strong anti-Christian sentiments in Ephesus at the time of the early Church-- St. Paul, when he preached at the forum, was drowned out by crowds shouting "Great is Artemis of Ephesus!"-- so there were good reasons for St. John having housed the Virgin Mary well outside the city, and for the Christian community to have relocated to the rural countryside later as well, and to have remained there under the Muslims.

The House of the Virgin has been rebuilt at the site (the remaining parts of the original House were integrated into the building, marked off with a red line), and the House is an important shrine for Roman Catholics and for Muslims as well. The House of the Virgin Mary is located a few miles from the early 5th Century Cathedral of St. Mary the Virgin, the first church to bear the Virgin Mary's name and site of the Council of Ephesus, the third Ecumenical council in 431, during which the title of Theotokos for the Mother of Christ was declared Orthodox. The choice to hold the Council at Ephesus in 431 AD is believed by many to further support the legitimacy of Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich's vision.

The Shrine has been visited by three Popes, Paul VI, John Paul II, and Benedict XVI.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary by ANNA EMMERICH July 24 2013
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This paperback book is a deception to the real writings of Anne (not ANNA) Emmerich. I got this book assuming it was published by the same company as the HC and kindle book. But no, it is copied by Amazon, they change the author's first name, put a page in it that says it was published on July 13, 2013 - the day I ordered it, they don't put in a publisher or any information at all. While the content is the same as the original publication, they conveniently left out any documentation. The book came in magazine size instead of paper back book or trade back book size. It's fraudulent as far as I am concerned. If you want to read this book, my advice is this: buy an old version. The original book is published by Tan Publishers. This one is some odd company.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful story May 12 2012
By Gloria Hernández - Published on
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This book is beautiful, and it has help me to understand much better the later years of our Lady in earth. She was, is and will be a perfect example of how to live in accordance with God's will.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Nativity - St. Anne Catherine Emmerich Dec 1 2013
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Just like St Francis - Saint Anna Emmerich communed with Christ centuries after He left the earth and her visions are spellbinding.
This is an awesome story . . .
The Nativity

"When Mary told Joseph that her time was drawing near and that he should now betake himself to prayer, he left her and turned toward his sleeping place to do her bidding. Before entering his little recess, he looked back once toward that part of the cave where Mary knelt upon her couch in prayer, her back to him, her face toward the east. He saw the cave filled with the light that streamed from Mary, for she was entirely enveloped as if by flames. It was as if he were, like Moses, looking into the burning bush. He sank prostrate to the ground in prayer, and looked not back again. The glory around Mary became brighter and brighter, the lamps that Joseph had hung were no longer to be seen. Mary knelt, her flowing white robe spread out before her. At the twelfth hour, her prayer became ecstatic, and I saw her raised so far above the ground that one could see it beneath her. Her hands were crossed upon her breast, and the light around her grew even more resplendent. I no longer saw the roof of the cave. Above Mary stretched a pathway of light up to Heaven, in which pathway it seemed as if one light came forth from another, as if one figure dissolved into another and from these different spheres of light other heavenly figures issued. Mary continued in prayer, her eyes bent low upon the ground. At that moment she gave birth to the Infant Jesus. I saw Him like a tiny, shining Child, lying on the rug at her knees, and brighter far than all the other brilliancy. He seemed to grow before my eyes. But dazzled by the glittering and flashing of light, I know not whether I really saw that, or how I saw it. Even inanimate nature seemed stirred. The stones of the rocky floor and the walls of the cave were glimmering and sparkling.

Mary's ecstasy lasted some moments longer. Then I saw her spread a cover over the Child, but she did not yet take It up, nor even touch It. After a long time, I saw the Child stirring and heard It crying, and then only did Mary seem to recover full consciousness. She lifted the Child, along with the cover that she had thrown over It, to her breast and sat veiled, herself and Child quiet enveloped. I think she was suckling It. I saw angels around her in human form prostrate on their faces. It may, perhaps, have been an hour after the birth when Mary called St. Joseph, who still lay prostrate in prayers. When he approached, he fell on his knees, his face to the ground, in a transport of joy, devotion, and humility. Mary again urged him to look upon the Sacred Gift from Heaven, and then did Joseph take the child into his arms. And now the Blessed Virgin swathed the child in red and over that in a white veil up as far as under the little arms, and the upper part of the body from the armpits to the head, she wrapped up in another piece of linen. She had only four swaddling cloths with her. She laid the Child in the Crib, which had been filled with rushes and fine moss over which was spread a cover that hung down at the sides." ~Anne Catherine Emmerich
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