7 Legendary Stigmatics


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Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich
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A nun who experienced visions of the last twelve hours of Jesus Christ's life, Anne Catherine Emmerich also manifested stigmata in 1812. In addition to the five wounds in her hands, feet and torso, Emmerich also bled from a circle around her head and an imprint of the cross on her chest. The poet Clemens Brentano took notes from her visions of Jesus' Crucifixion, eventually publishing them as "The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ." It in turn, was the inspiration for Mel Gibson's 2004 film The Passion of the Christ.