Passion

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Anne Catherine Emmerick

The violent death of Jesus was not the result of a worst case circumstance but a divine plan of salvation through the death of the Servant, Fair. A mystery of spiritual redemption to free men from the slavery of sin. His holy Passion on the wood of the cross merited for us justification, ensign of the Council of Trent, that highlights the uniqueness of Christ's sacrifice as "the source of eternal salvation."
(Catechism 617)

According to the revelations of Sister Emmerick

The Passion of Jesus is narrated in the Gospels of Matthew (Mt 26.36 to 66), Mark (Mk 14, 43-47), Luke (22, 39-56), John (18, 1-42), however in the ancient history of the Church, Jesus has illuminated some mystics, this particular providing important and dramatic event that changed the history of mankind. A sacrifice of love that has crossed centuries and is able to move and convert any righteous soul, even today.

We have already discussed the Passion of Jesus, subtracted from the book. "I’ll Open a path in the desert and now; we reconduct a summary of the Passion according to the revelations of Sister Emmerich AnaCatalina. To be more profound it can be referenced to its books. Now then, who was this important Mystique?

ANNE CATHERINE EMMERICK

(1774-1824)
Anne Catherine Emmerich was born on September 8th, 1774 in a farm community of Flamschen Coesfeld. She grew up with nine brothers and sisters. Sinceshe was a little child she should help at home and in the fields. She attended school for a short time, but she was far better educated in religious matters. Soon her parents and all those who knew her realized that she was attracted in a particular way to prayers and religious life.

In 1802, Ana Catalina was finally able to enter the convent of Agnetensberg Dulmen. The following year she took the vote. That took some of the life of the monastery with fervor, I was always ready to take the most heavy works and unloved. Because of his poor origins, she was very litlle considered at first. Some of her sisters in the convent were offended at her perfect adherence to the rule of the Order and considered her a hypocrite. Ana Catalina silently endured this pain in silent resignation.

From 1802-1811 Ana Catalina was often sick and had to endure severe pain. In 1811 the Monastery Agnetenberg because the secular movement, was surprised. Ana Catalina also had to leave the monastery and found a place like a maid with the Abbe Lambert, a father who escaped from France, who lived in Dülmen. But soon she became ill and could not leave the house and she was forced to stay in bed.

During this period, Anne Catherine Receiving the Stigmata, whose pains she had already suffered from a long time. The fact that she had sores could not remain hidden. Dr. Franz Wesner, a young doctor, visited her and she was so impressed that she turns to be in the next 11 years, a loyal assistant and a disinterested friend.

Anne Catherine Emmerich was a great devotee of Mary. The celebration of the Birth of Mary was also his birthday. A phrase from a prayer Marian indicates a further aspect of the life of Anne Catherine. In this prayer is recited: "Oh God, let us serve the work of redemption on the model of faith and love of Mary." To serve the work of Redemption: this is what Anne Catherine Emmerich wanted.

In the summer of 1832 Ana Catalina becomes weaker. As in all previous years she joined her suffering to the suffering of Jesus and offered them for the redemption of men. Anne Catherine Emmerich died on February 9, 1824. She was buried in the cemetery of Dülmen.

Many people took part in the funeral. Since it arose gossip that the body of Anna Katharina had been subtracted, the tomb, in the weeks following the funeral, was opened twice: the coffin with the body was found intact.

The Life of Anne Catherine Emmerich is characterized by a deep union with Christ. She wanted to pray in front of the famous cross Coesfeld, she often went to the Via Crucis. She participated as intimately in the sufferings of Christ that is no exaggeration to say she lived, suffered and died with Christ. An outward sign of this, but at the same time more than a signal, are the stigmas that she had.

In the following pages you can live the Passion of Jesus through the revelations of this nun who has taken over her body the Stigmata.

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