Prophecies of Anne Catherine Emmerich 8
Anne Catherine Emmerich...Part 8
Here Anne Catherine is given many visions of the suffering of
the Jews in a special place of purgation. She relates their suffering and gives vignettes of souls known to her.
1) "I was taken by the soul of the old Jewess to the abode of
Jewish souls to help and comfort many poor creatures belonging
to Coesfield, some of whom I knew. It is an isolated place of
purgation, quite separate from that of Christians. I was deeply
touched at seeing that they are not eternally lost, and I beheld
their various pitiable conditions."
2) "I saw a poor, but uncommonly pious Jewish family who used
to trade in old silver and little crosses as goldsmiths do, and who
now had to work incessantly, melting, weighing, and filing. But
not having the implements necessary, they could never finish
anything, something obliged them continually to begin all over
again. I remember making a bellows for them, and I spoke to
them of the Messiah, etc. All that I said the old Jewess repeated
3) " I saw some of them swimming in blood and entrails which
produced an ever-abiding loathing; others running without ever a
moment's rest; some dragging heavy loads; others constantly
rolling and unrolling packages; others again, tormented by bees,
wax, honey--but it is inexpressable!--"
4) "I visited all the Jews of this city. I went by night into their
dwellings. The rabbi was perfectly inflexible, petrified as it were.
He possesses no bond of grace. I could in no way approach him."
5) "Mrs. P-- is chained down by the firm, fundamental principle
that it is a sin even to think upon Christian truths. One must
repel such thought at once, she thinks."
6) "The nearest to Christianity is the big Jewess who sells meat.
If she were not such a cheat she would receive still more grace.
But no one sympathizes with these people. I stood at her beside
and tried to influence her; I told her many things.-She awoke in
fright and ran to her husband, saying that she thought her mother appeared to her. She was in great agony of mind, and she resolved to give alms to poor Christians."
7) She entered the store of a Jewess, of Coesfield. She was
busily arranging her goods, mixing up laces and linen of inferior
quality with superior in order to deceive customers. This fraud
Sister Emmerich prevented by perplexing the woman in such a way that she could not find what she was seeking, could not open drawers, etc. Greatly disquieted she ran in tears to her husband who, on hearing her trouble, decided that she had committed some sin, yielded to some bad thought perhaps for which she must do penance.
Then Sister Emmerich received a certain power over her. She
spoke to her conscience and made her feel so sensibly the wrong
she was about to do that the woman cried to her husband for
assistance and consolation. He ran to her saying: "Now, do you
not see that you did something wrong?"--and the wife resolved to
give a quantity of old linen and other alms to poor Christians in
expiation of her fraud. she thus obtained pardon for many other
8) "I was also among some Jews who lived in caves near Mt.
Sinai and committed numerous robberies and cruelties in the
country around. I had to frighten them--perhaps for the sake of
the Christian pilgrims as well as for that of the inhabitants of
Taken from: The Life of Anne Catherine Emmerich ( Vol 11 pages 243-245)
Authored by: Very Reverend Carl E. Schmöger, C.SS.R.
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