Tuesday, March 08, 2005

The Dolorous Passion

The Dolorous Passion of OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, from the Meditations of ANNE CATHERINE EMMERICH, was one of the key sources used by Mel Gibson in the film depiction of his vision of "The Passion of the Christ". The crucifixion as seen in the film, follows closely the visions of Sister Emmerich, recorded in the book "The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ".

The Venerable Anne Catherine Emmerich was an Augustian nun and mystic who lived in Germany between 1774 and 1824. Her visions of Biblical events were recorded by her secretary, the poet and writer Clemens Brentano. Never officially beautified or canonized by the Catholic Church, Emmerich remains a revered figure for her writings and for her alleged display of the stigmata, or bleeding from wounds in the hands and feet in the manner of Christ'’s suffering on the cross. Emmerich’'s visions included the events of the Last Supper, the Agony in the Garden, and detailed accounts of Jesus' arrest and crucifixion. Her disturbing, yet inspirational narrative of the crucifixion was more violent and detailed than the versions recorded in the Gospels, likely due to the influence of European medieval Passion Plays. Her writings have always been controversial. ~~from The Dolorous Passion

Learn About the Passion of Christ

Read it free! "The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ" by Anna Catherine Emmerich, at Project Gutenberg

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