Sunday, April 8, 2007
The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Last night I finally finished my Lenten reading, "The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ" according to the visions of Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich. The pain and torture inflicted upon Our Lord in this book were more graphically described than in Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ". Yet, this book was the perfect Lenten reading. The private revelation of Blessed Emmerich is approved as authentic by the Holy Catholic Church.

I read most of it on Good Friday and the account of the Resurrection on Holy Saturday. It is one of the most spiritually edifying books that I have ever read. I recommend it that everyone reads this book during Lent. It certainly deserves a 10/10. Below are a few comments that I have written on it before:
"The account I just finished reading of the Last Supper was so poignant and incredibly detailed. I did not know that the Supper Room of Jesus at one time housed the Ark of the New Covenant! Plus, the home was set up so that in the most inner part, Jesus and the 12 disciples ate the Last Supper, while being separated from the other areas by a veil. It is symbolic of the Temple veil! And, the Holy Grail was originally owned by Abraham and even used by Melchizedek!"
I strongly am suggesting this book should be read during Lent. If you don't or can't get a physical copy, you can read The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ online. If you want to order one, I recommend the Tan Books version.

Private Revelation

Like all private revelation since the time of the Bible, these visions and promises do not have to be believed by anyone. The Church, in her authority, declares them worthy of belief, but a Catholic does not have to believe them in order to remain a Catholic.

Pope Benedict XV in 1903 said: "The approbation of such revelations implies nothing more than, after mature examination, it is permissible to publish them for the unit of the faithful. Though they don't merit the same credence as the truths of religion, one can, however, believe them out of human faith, conforming to the rules of prudence by which they are probable, and supported by sufficient motives that one might believe in them piously."

6 comment(s):

del_button April 8, 2007 at 2:22 PM
Anonymous said...

So, for the next 50 days we are to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ?

del_button April 8, 2007 at 7:31 PM
Anonymous said...

I hope to read that book.
For several years now, during Lent especially, I have read the devotions to the five wounds of Jesus. These devotions are very brief, but they speak directly to our suffering Christ. They are very fitting on Good Friday.

del_button April 9, 2007 at 10:54 AM
Mulier Fortis said...

I read the book as the basis for my Triduum retreat the year before last. It's awesome!

Happy Easter, Moneybags!

del_button April 9, 2007 at 8:42 PM
FloridaWife said...

Wow! I will have to read that book!

del_button February 14, 2013 at 7:03 PM
Anonymous said...

This book is very moving. I bought it in 2005, and was almost finished reading it when I stopped. i picked it up again for Lent 2013. I love Bl. Emmerich. Pray for me!


del_button March 29, 2014 at 6:24 PM
Anonymous said...

My faith has been renewed. I feel renewed vigour and devotion to the Passion of our Lord. I want to do more to honour Jesus' suffering.

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