completevisions

Anne Catherine Emmerich

1st Station: Jesus is condemned to death

THE CREATION

Introductory Remarks

Of the visions of her childhood Sister Emmerich tells us: “When in my sixth year I reflected on the first article of the Apostles’ Creed, "I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth," there passed before my soul innumerable pictures of the creation of Heaven and earth. I saw the Fall of the angels, the creation of the earth and Paradise, that of Adam and Eve, and the Fall of man. I thought everyone saw this as we do other things around us, and I spoke of it freely to my parents, brothers, sisters, and playmates. But they laughed at me. They asked me whether I had a book containing all these things, and so I began to keep silence concerning them. I thought, though without much reflection, that perhaps it was not proper to speak on such subjects.

   

I had these visions by night and by day, in the fields, in the house, sitting or walking, and when engaged in all kinds of employments. One day at school, I happened to speak of the Resurrection, describing it differently from what we had been taught. I felt certain that everyone knew it just as I did. I did not dream that there was anything peculiar in my account of it. But the children gazed at me in wonder and laughed, while the master reproved me gravely, and warned me not to indulge such imaginations. My visions continued, but I kept them to myself. I was like a child looking at a picture book, explaining the pictures in its own way, but not thinking much about their meaning. They represented the saints or scenes from Sacred History, sometimes in one way, sometimes in another. They produced no change in my faith, they were merely my picture book. I gazed upon them quietly and always with the good thought: All to the greater glory of God! In spiritual things, I have never put faith in anything but what God the Lord has revealed to the Catholic Church for our belief, whether it be written or not. I have never believed so firmly what I have seen in vision. I looked upon the latter as I devoutly regard, here and there, the various Cribs at Christmas. I feel no annoyance at their difference in style, for in each I adore the same dear little Infant Jesus. And so it is with those pictures of the creation of Heaven, earth, and man. In them I adore God the Lord, the Almighty Creator of Heaven and earth.”

 1. Fall of the Angels

I saw spreading out before me a boundless, resplendent space, above which floated a globe of light shining like a sun. I felt that It was the Unity of the Trinity. In my own mind, I named It the ONE VOICE, and I watched It producing Its effects. Below the globe of light arose concentric circles of radiant choirs of spirits, wondrously bright and strong and beautiful. This second world of light floated like a sun under that higher Sun.
These choirs came forth from the higher Sun, as if born of love. Suddenly I saw some of them pause, rapt in the contemplation of their own beauty. They took complacency in self, they sought the highest beauty in self, they thought but of self, they existed but in self.

At first all were lost in contemplation out of self, but soon some of them rested in self. At that instant, I saw this part of the glittering choirs hurled down, their beauty sunk in darkness, while the others, thronging quickly together, filled up their vacant places. And now the good angels occupied a smaller space. I did not see them leaving their places to pursue and combat the fallen choirs. The bad angels rested in self and fell away, while those that did not follow their example thronged into their vacant places. All this was instantaneous.

Then rising from below, I saw a dark disc, the future abode of the fallen spirits. I saw that they took possession of it against their will. It was much smaller than the sphere from which they had fallen, and they appeared to me to be closely crowded together.


Pagina de descarga


Pagina de descarga


Download eBook The Complete Visions of Anne Catherine Emmerich
  • Anne Catherine Emmerich Author:
  • English Language:
  • 626 Downloads
  • 3 Files
  • 24 febrero, 2016 Create
  • 17 junio, 2020 Updated

To activate the buttons for downloading e-books in English a free membership is required.

Get a free membership to download e-books in English.

eBooks English Free

Already have a membership?

o Enter here:

GO!

epub
epub
mobi
mobi
pdf
pdf


More eBooks in English


Summa Theologica

Summa Theologica

Saint Aquinas Thomas PROLOGUE Because the Master of Catholic Truth ought not only to teach the proficient, but also to instruct beginners (according to the ...
View eBook
St. Bernard of Clairvaux's Life of St. Malachy of Armagh

St. Bernard of Clairvaux’s Life of St. Malachy of Armagh

H. J. Lawlor INTRODUCTION The main purpose of this Introduction is to give an account of a movement which changed the whole face of the ...
View eBook
Dialogue of Comfort against Tribulation

Dialogue of Comfort against Tribulation

Saint Thomas More NOTE This edition of the Dialogue of Comfort has been transcribed from the 1557 version as it appears in Everyman's Library. The ...
View eBook
Three Philosophies of Life

Three Philosophies of Life

Peter Kreeft INTRODUCTION The Inexhaustibility of Wisdom Literature I have been a philosopher for all of my adult life, and the three most profound books ...
View eBook
The Soliloquies Of St. Augustine

The Soliloquies Of St. Augustine

Saint Augustine PREFACE I then gathered for myself staves, and stud-shafts, and cross-beams, and helves for each of the tools that I could work with; ...
View eBook
Quo Vadis (English Edition)

Quo Vadis (English Edition)

Henryk Sienkiewicz Chapter I  PETRONIUS woke only about midday, and as usual greatly wearied. The evening before he had been at one of Nero’s feasts, ...
View eBook
The Fathers Know Best

The Fathers Know Best

Jimmy Akin About This Book This is a handbook designed to help you learn about the role of the Church Fathers, the world in which ...
View eBook
Will Christ ever come back?

Will Christ ever come back?

Fr. Leonardo Castellani S.J. Jesus Christ is coming back, and his doing so is one of the dogmas of our faith. It is one of ...
View eBook
The Interior Castle or The Mansions

The Interior Castle or The Mansions

St. Teresa of Avila INTRODUCTION SAINT TERESA began to write the Interior Castle on June 2, 1577, Trinity Sunday, and completed it on the eve ...
View eBook
 

0 comentarios

Dejar un comentario

¿Quieres unirte a la conversación?
Siéntete libre de contribuir!

Deja una respuesta