Mary Magdalen in the Visions of Anne Catherine Emmerich.
The visions of Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich are the world's greatest source of detail on the life of St. Mary Magdalen -- great sinner and penitent. Fully referenced to The Life of Jesus Christ (their source), these pages agree completely with Sacred Scripture, but also tell of Mary Magdalen's sinful life from age 9, her extravagant attire, her second repentence after falling back into sin, her exorcism by Our Lord, His defense of her against the self-righteous, her relationship with Martha and Lazarus, her external appearance, her role at Calvary and much more. Impr.
176 pgs, softcover.
This book provides a welcome antidote to the absurd fantasies about St. Mary Magdalen that periodically resurface in the secular world. Besides its wealth of practical detail, it is full of enlightening spiritual insights about Our Lord's public ministry, and it is a great introduction to the 4-volume The Life of Jesus Christ and Biblical Revelations of Bl. Anne Catherine Emmerich. An added Appendix by the authoritative Fr. Hugh Pope, OP, addresses the historical puzzles on St. Mary Magdalen that have intrigued scholars for centuries. This ia a book for the devout, the curious, and for all who want "the rest of the story" on one of the most famous and mysterious women in history.
"Amen, I say to you, wheresoever this Gospel shall be preached in the whole world, that also which she hath done, shall be told for a memory of her." --Our Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 26:13).