Stephen Hand at News, Arts and Commentary, reviews Light on Light by Hurd Baruch, about Bl. Anna Katharina Emmerick (known in English as Bl. Anne Catherine Emmerich), her life and her visions. In contrast to the 2,000 pages of her visions in the edition published under the title The Life of Jesus Christ and Biblical Revelations, Hurd uses only selective parts of Bl. Anna Katharina's visions to show how they conform to Scripture and Church teaching, according to Hand. Anyone reading the last 100 pages, he says, will understand why Mel Gibson made a movie about the Passion after reading them.
Stephen Hand had a previous post about her in which he mentions her together with Padre Pio and St. Thérèse of Lisieux, saying, "All three in their own unique ways were devoted to the Passion of Jesus and lived lives of radical love and utter abandonment to the divine will. . . ."
Bl. Anna Katharina Emmerick was beatified in 2004, together with Bl. Emperor Karl (Charles) of Austria in the last beatification Mass presided over by Pope John Paul II.