The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary
by Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich
3. REVELATIONS OF THE BIRTH TO THE KINSWOMEN AND FRIENDS OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN.
I saw last night that Noemi, the teacher of the Blessed Virgin, and the
prophetess Anna, and the aged Simeon in the Temple, and the Blessed
Virgin's mother, Anna, in Nazareth, and Elizabeth in Juttah, all had
visions and revelations about the birth of the Savior. I saw the child
John, in Elizabeth's house, moved by wonderful joy. Though they all saw
and recognized Mary in these visions, they did not know where the
miracle had taken place, not even Elizabeth. Anna alone knew that
Bethlehem was the place of salvation.