Life of Jesus Christ by Anne Catherine Emmerich




From the Visions of the

Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich

as recorded in the journals of Clemens Brentano

Arranged and edited by the Very Reverend Carl E. Schmger; C.SS.R.

Translated by an American Nun


Who is Bl. Anne Catherine and what is to be found in her contemplations of Jesus' life?

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

During her later, bedridden years, the poet Clemens Brentano interviewed her at length and wrote books based on his notes of her visions.

Anne Catherine was beatified on October 3, 2004, by Pope John Paul II. When considering Anne Catherine's cause for beautification, the Vatican focused on her own personal piety and disregarded the books written by Brentano.

On the other hand, many people find these books of Anne Catherine's visions to be a quite worthwhile source for further reflection upon the Bible and the life of Jesus Christ.

Click here for a Brief Intro to the life of Bl. Anne Catherine and the book of her visions. This intro then includes a narrative of the modern discovery of the Blessed Virgin Mary's house in ancient Ephesus, which resulted from investigating the details related by Anne Catherine's visions.

Scroll down for links into the full text of the books of Bl. Anne Catherine's visions.

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Updated 22 July 2021

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ACE_1 front.pdf ACE_1_c_0001_to_0240.pdf ACE_1_c_0241_to_0486.pdf
ACE_2 front.pdf ACE_2_c_0001_to_0240.pdf ACE_2_c_0241_to_0481.pdf
ACE_3_c fr0001_to_0290.pdf ACE_3_c_0291_to_0594.pdf
ACE_4_c fr0001_to_0240.pdf ACE_4_c_0241_to_0476.pdf