Thought listers may be interested in this:
PARIS (Reuters) - The 19th century German nun whose blood-soaked visions of
Jesus's death inspired Mel Gibson's film "The Passion of The Christ" will
soon be put on the path to sainthood, Catholic Church officials have said.
Anne Catherine Emmerich, a sickly mystic who lived from 1774 to 1824, has
already reached near cult status among traditionalist Roman Catholics for
her book that gave Gibson the grisly details the Gospels did not provide.
The Vatican says Pope John Paul II will beatify Emmerich for her virtuous
life, not her best-selling book, but the Oct. 3 ceremony will further
publicize her Passion accounts that some critics denounce as medieval and
Dr Jim West
Pastor, Petros Baptist Church
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