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The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ


An account of Anne Catherine Emmerich’s visions regarding the Blessed Virgin Mary, her marriage to St. Joseph, and the events surrounding the birth of Christ. Emmerich’s revelations provide an embellished history of the Gospel events, detailing the marriage ceremony and the preparation for the Christ’s birth.

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  • Accounts of Anne Catherine Emmerich’s visions
  • Embellishes the narrative of the Nativity
  • Provides insight into the spiritual life of a saint
Her example opened the hearts of poor and rich alike, of simple and cultured persons, whom she instructed in loving dedication to Jesus Christ.

Pope John Paul II

Anne Catherine stands like a cross at the side of the street, to indicate the right direction to the faithful. That which she says is brief but simple, full of depth, warmth and life. I understood everything. Always happy, affectionate, dignified, marvelous; always ill, agonizing, but at the same time delicate and fresh, chaste, tried, lucid. To be seated at her side meant to occupy the most beautiful place in the world.

—Clemens Brentano

Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774–1824) was a Roman Catholic Augustinian nun whose detailed visions provided her revelations of the life of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary. She experienced ecstasies and stigmata during her life and was regarded as a healer. She was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 2004.