Anne Catherine Emmerich died at 8:30pm on February 9, 1824. It was only during the last five years of her life that she began to write down the history of her visions which have become a treasury for many of the faithful. She was Beatified on October 3, 2004 by Pope John Paul II.
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...
Anne Catherine Emmerich lived from 1774 to 1824 in Westphalia..She came from a poor background, was barely literate, and as a young womanbecame a religious sister in the Augustinian tradition. Afflicted at a young ageby a debilitating disorder, her condition deteriorated to the point that she wasbedridden for the last years of her life and in persistent pain. She developedthe reputation in the locality of edifying visitors, encouraging them to enduretheir own travails. Emmerich eventually manifested the stigmata or bleedingwounds resembling the wounds of the crucified Jesus. She also had visionaryexperiences that attracted the attention of writer Clemens Brentano, whoremained with her in her final years, writing down her utterances and publishingthem after her death in a number of books. More material attributed to Emmerichwas published around 1860 by Carl E. Schmöger, ostensibly on the basis ofBrentanos notes.