Anne Catherine Emmerich was a simple Augustinian nun, visionary, mystic and stigmatist. Her visions about the life of the Blessed Mother, Our Lord, and Christ’s passion were published in 1813. She lived only on the Holy Eucharist for the last 11 years of her life. The local church declared her genuine but the government persecuted, imprisoned and kept her under 24-hour surveillance to discredit her. They found no evidence of fraud. Her grave was opened twice in the weeks following her funeral and her body was found intact.