The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary
by Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich
9. THE KINGS TRAIN IS AUGMENTED WITH OTHER TRAVELERS.
[December 3 ^rd to 5 ^th:] When the kings left Causur, I saw that they
were joined by a considerable number of distinguished travelers who
were going the same way. On December 3 ^rd and 4 ^th I saw them
crossing a wide plain. On the 5 ^th they rested by a fountain but
without unloading. They watered and fed their beasts and prepared food
[In the last few days Catherine Emmerich while asleep in the evening
often sang several short verses with very strange and moving melodies.
When she was asked the reason for this, she said:] I am singing with my
dear kings, they sing with great sweetness many short verses, such as:
"Over the hills let us make our way Our homage to the new King to pay".
They take it in turn to invent and sing these verses: one begins, and
the others repeat the verse he has sung. Then another starts another
verse, and so as they ride along they keep up their sweet and heartfelt
In the heart of the star, or rather of the globe of light, which went
before them to show them the way, I saw the appearance of a Child with
a Cross. When they saw the appearance of the Virgin in the stars at the
birth of Jesus, this globe of light appeared in front of the picture
and suddenly began to move gently forward.