Neumann of Konnersreuth
(DVD and Books)
distinguished Therese Neumann among many other
were the wound marks of the suffering Christ (stigmata),
frequent visions, and the fact that she was sustained for decades solely by
receiving Holy Communion
of Therese Neumann
Prophecy of Therese Neumann In 1946, just after theend of World War II, Therese
Neumann, a German stigmatist and mystic,
was asked by an American GI if the United States would ever be
destroyed or invaded in a war. Her answer was pointed:
"No, but at the end of this century America will be destroyed
economically by a series of natural disasters."
Therese Neumann, German mystic, Twentieth Century
DVD - "Therese Neumann of Konnersreuth"
Life of the Stigmatist
DVD documentary reports recordings on Therese Neumann
of Konnersreuth in Upper Palatinate on the basis of recordings, letters, official
and reminiscences of contemporary witnesses as well
through the assistance of her brother Ferdinand.
She was born on April 8, 1898, and died on September 18, 1962.
What distinguished Therese Neumann among many other
were the wound marks of the suffering Christ (stigmata),
frequent visions, and the fact that she was sustained
for decades solely by receiving Holy Communion. (See also page 42 for the book
A Light Shown in the Darkness, the story of Therese Neumann.)
DVD - Product Code: 4801
of DVD: $29.95
Shone In The Darkness
1-57918-044-2 Product Code: 3681. A Light
in the Darkness is the most complete
and fascinating account on the saintly life
Therese Neumann available today.
Published for the first time are actual full-color photographs of Therese Neumann
experiencing miraculous visions,
crying tears of blood, and suffering the wounds of Christ. You'll learn about
her amazing mystical gifts like bilocation, levitation, the reading of hearts,
Gift He Meant for Us:
Visions of the Stigmatist and Mystic Therese Neumann of Konnersreuth
Product Code: 3682
you like to have been at Jerusalem at the first Pentecost when the Apostles
baptized 3,000 and Peter was heard speaking in many languages? Or, to be with
Mary and Joseph as they traveled to Bethlehem? Or, when Therese was allowed
to look into heaven? Therese Neumann of Konnersreuth was one of the greatest
mystics of all times. She possessed all thirteen mystical phenomena of which
the most visible were her stigmata, the tears of blood, her inedia (absence
from food and drink) and Friday visions of the Passion of Christ. In conformity
with the Vatican, the process of her Beatification and Canonization was officially
opened on February 13, 2005 by Bishop Gerhard Mueller of Regensburg. Throughout
her life, Therese has thousands of visions of the life of Christ, the Virgin
Mary and of the Saints. This book, A Gift He Meant for Us, shares some 85
visions with the reader, truly a treasure for the followers of Christ.
NEUMANN, MYSTIC AND STIGMATIST
Adalbert Albert Vogl
life and remarkable gifts of Therese Neumann (1898-1962), who bore the stigmata
from 1926 to 1962,
and suffered the Passion of Jesus on Fridays. She went without food and drink
(save Communion) for 26 years.
Also tells of her visions, language phenomena, mystical recognition of the Holy
Eucharist, of priests,
priestly blessings and relics, her bilocation and other mystical gifts. 20 pictures
in color and over 50 in black and white.
The author was several times a guest of Therese Neumann in her parents' home.
A remarkable story!
236 Pp. PB. 77 Illus. ISBN 2418
of Therese Neumann (RCB)
by Albert Paul Shimberg
was Hitler consumed with hatred for this German Catholic stigmatist?
Because at the height of the Nazi terror, the tremendous faith she inspired
among Catholics posed a mortal threat to Hitler's regime.
Consider: for more than 20 years she lived without food or even water, sustained
only by Holy Communion
a fact confirmed by medical experts. On 35 Fridays each year she received mystic
visions in which she suffered the Passion of Christ
receiving also His five wounds. And, with her gift for "expiatory" suffering,
in which she took on the illnesses and sufferings of others,
she was the instrument of dozens of miracles and cures. As her fame grew, so
did the Nazi's obsession with her.
Yet their efforts to kill her were repeatedly thwarted by ordinary citizens.
She escaped unharmed when
Nazi tanks turned their guns on her home village of Konnersreuth. Once the war
was over, more than 12,000
Allied soldiers flocked to see her, many testifying to her stigmata and mystic
ecstasies. One Jewish officer was inspired to convert
after seeing one of her Good Friday visions. This riveting book, first published
in 1947, is the most reliable biography of Therese Neumann,
based on extensive testimony by family, friends, and by some skeptics whose
minds were changed. Author A.P. Shimberg,
an editor for Milwaukee's Catholic Herald Citizen, also relied on the extensive
research of Therese's German chronicler,
Dr. Fritz Gerlich, who was murdered by the Gestapo. Revelations * 15-day period
of observation by doctors
who confirmed Therese's ability to live without water * Her extraordinary visions
of Gospel eventsincluding architecture,
dress, manners, even language. What one expert testified about her detailed
knowledge of the temple in Jerusalem
* Could she have taken food in secret? One doctor searched for telltale signsbut
here's what convinced him she was honest
* Her ecstasies: "awe-inspiring, soul-gripping spectacles which have made Konnersreuth
a place of unforgettable experiences."
many of which are recounted here by eyewitnesses * Linguists confirm her accurate
use, during her visions,
of Aramaic and other foreign languages she had never learned * GIs' eyewitness
reports * Army doctor explains why
"the greatest tragic actress in the world" could not have faked Therese's suffering
* Therese's gift for taking on others'
sickness so they may be cured * Her other giftsincluding bilocation, discernment
of relics, seeing
her guardian angel and others' seeing into past and future * Why was the wound
in her side directly over her heart
instead of where Christ was pierced with the lance? * Moment-to-moment account
of her vision of the Passion
of Our Lord by a bishop who was present * Therese's healings analyzed in light
of Aquinas' three degrees of miracles
* Her reaction when, in an ecstatic state that rendered her temporarily blind,
a picture of Hitler was put in her hand
* What she saw during her ecstasies during Holy Communion
* American bishop describes the moment he was first ushered into Therese's room
* A brief history of stigmatists * How Therese's visions conformed to the liturgical
* The "unsparing realism" of her visions of the Passionmore vivid and moving
than the liveliest imagination could conjure
* Her early years: the long ordeal of sickness and blindness and the miraculous
* Are here natural explanations for Therese's visions and miracles?
* How Therese's visions "have met the test of spiritual results"
* Her last-minute escape from a fiery death as Nazi tanks bombarded her town
* Her other visions, of joy and gloryincluding the triumph of the Risen Christ,
His ascent into heaven,
events in the lives of the Blessed Virgin and other saints SEVERAL RARE PHOTOS
Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur, 1947
Price: $19.95 Hardcover