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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.
About the Author
Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774-1824) Born of poor parents in northern Germany, Anne Emmerich joined a convent at the age of 28, after years of working as a seamstress and servant. As a nun of the Order of St. Augustine, she eventually was confined to her bed due to failing health. She spontaneously displayed the stigmata (the wounds of Jesus on her hands and side), and was subject to extended visions of the life of Jesus. Her visions were recorded by the poet Klemens Maria Brentano, and published after her death in three books: The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ (1833), The Life of The Blessed Virgin Mary (1852), and The Life of Our Lord (1858-80). She has been pronounced "Venerable" by the Catholic church, an advanced step on the path to sainthood