The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary: From the Visions of Ven. Anne Catherine Emmerich by Emmerich, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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by Anne Catherine Emmerich
     
 

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What is it about Emmerich's books that have provoked such consistently remarkable responses? They are not merely works of uncanny power by a renowned mystic and stigmatist. They present visionary recreations of the exact details and circumstances of the events in the Gospel. These recreations give the faithful the sense of being privileged witnesses to the events

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What is it about Emmerich's books that have provoked such consistently remarkable responses? They are not merely works of uncanny power by a renowned mystic and stigmatist. They present visionary recreations of the exact details and circumstances of the events in the Gospel. These recreations give the faithful the sense of being privileged witnesses to the events described more sparingly in the Scriptures.

The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary provides an in-depth account of Our Lady's ancestry, birth and life. It also contains information on the hidden years of Our Lord's childhood, life in the Holy Family, and Our Lady's later years and death.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849028585
Publisher:
Benediction Books
Publication date:
01/28/2010
Pages:
378
Sales rank:
403,971
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.84(d)

Meet the Author

Anne Catherine Emmerich was an Augustinian Canoness noted for her visions of Christ and other mystic gifts. She was born in Flamschen bei Coesfeld, Westphalia, Germany in 1774. Her family was poor but faith-filled. From a young age, Anne Catherine wanted to be a nun. Her father opposed her entry into the monastery.

At the end of 1811, the convent where she lived was ordered suppressed. In 1812 Anne Catherine and some of the other sisters were living in Dulmen. There she would frequently become caught up in ecstatic prayer. Towards the end of 1812, she was given the marks of Christ's Passion on her body. She tried to hide these, but only succeeded for a while. Soon the other sisters noticed the stigmata and told their superiors. An investigation followed, which concluded that the wounds were truly mystic phenomena and that Anne Catherine was indeed the recipient of many supernatural gifts.

She experienced many visions of Christ. It is, however, difficult to know the truth about many of these, since the main source of information in this regard is the writings of the romantic poet Clemens Brentano (1778-1842), whose works were characterized by an excess of fantastic imagery. Anne Catherine did not herself write any descriptions of her visions. Instead, she recounted her visions to Brentano, who, in turn, wrote them in a sort of diary, which he published in book form several years after Anne Catherine's death. True to his usual style, Brentano frequently exaggerated and embellished the facts. Scholars today do not consider Brentano's book, entitled The Dolorous Passion, to be a reliable reporting of what Anne Catherine really experienced. The book was totally disregarded during the process of her beatification.

Anne Catherine's health continued to grow worse. From 1813 to the time of her death on November 9, 1824, Anne Catherine was bedridden. She died in Dulman, where her remains are preserved. In 2001 Anne Catherine Emmerich's practice of virtue was declared "heroic". She was beatified October 3, 2004.

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Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great. I could not put it down. It is so wonderful to read how our Blessed Mother looked like, and what she wore and how her wedding dress looked!! To walk with her through the streets of Bethlehem, the friends she had, etc. Outstanding.
Mary-Rose-littlesaint More than 1 year ago
Read anything and everything you can get your hands on written by Anne Catherine Emmerich, a mystic who suffered the wounds of Christ, including the Crown of Thorns. Of anyone, she received the most insights and details of what it was like to truly be present when Christ Jesus lived on earth. You feel like you are not just a witness, but one of the participants in each and every scene. It makes the bible come alive and your soul as well! Her visions and detailed descriptions have been proven to be accurately and true by scientists, scholars and historians. This is one Christmas gift your mother will love and pass on to everyone who loves the Blessed Mother and Holy Family.
journeymanCK More than 1 year ago
Sr. Emmerichs detailed desriptions of the events in the Blessed Mother's life give wonderfully enhanced and detailed understanding of the events that we are all familiar with in our Blessed Mother's life. For many years I have had questions regarding the assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, not that it happened, but how it came to be. I now feel closer to her and more appreciative of the lives of Mary and Joseph. When I pray the rosary I am able to contemplate the mysteries with the understanding that lacked before.
ludie More than 1 year ago
The book explains some of the information in the bible. For example the genealogy of Jesus Christ. The visions shown to Catherine Emmerich especially the wedding of the Blessed Virgin is detailed and the drawings helps us to see Catherine Emmerich's vision. Blessed Virgin's family is very devout and it shows their Jewish practices. This book also helps one understand the correlation of the Holy Family's Jewish belief to our Catholic faith. This is a book that should be read by those who want to further their knowledge and their faith.
FrancescaFB 5 months ago
Excellent! THE LIFE OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY provides outstanding details of the life of the Blessed Mother, including Her childhood, life with Joseph, the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, and Her life after the death of Her Son. It includes many events and provides many specifics that are not included in any of the Bible stories we all know. These well-known and not so well-known Biblical events are enhanced by Emmerich’s recall of the visions that she was allowed to witness.
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RevWriter More than 1 year ago
Have not read all yet but first part is very academic but easy to follow.
reader75LL More than 1 year ago
Have not completed the book yet. Anything can be written has a dream. So far book was not what I had expected. Will finish sometime.