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Thought for the Day – 9 February – The Memorial of Bl Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774-1824)

Thought for the Day – 9 February – The Memorial of Bl Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774-1824)

In a letter to Count Stolberg, Clemens August Droste zu Vischering, the vicar‑general at that time, called Anna Katharina Emmerick a special friend of God.   In the words of Hans Urs von Balthasar we can say, “She brought her friendship with God to bear in solidarity with human beings.”   To bring friendship with God to bear in solidarity with human beings – does this not shed light on an important concern in the life of the church today?

The Christian faith no longer includes everyone.   In our world the Christian community represents people before God.   We must bring our friendship with God to bear, let it be the decisive factor in solidarity with human beings.

Anna Katharina Emmerick is united to us in the community of believers.  This community does not come to an end with death.   We believe in the lasting communion with all whom God has led to perfection.   We are united with them beyond death and they participate in our lives.   We can invoke them and ask for their intercession.   We ask Anna Katharina Emmerick, the newly named Blessed, to bring her friendship with God to bear in solidarity with us and with all human beings. (vatican.va)

Blessed Anne, pray for us!bl anne - pray for us no 2 - 9 feb 2018

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