The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary
by Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich
4. OCCURRENCES DURING THE BIRTH OF CHRIST IN JERUSALEM.
Last night I saw a wonderful happening in the Temple. All the written
scrolls of the Sadducees were several times hurled out of their shelves
and strewn about the floor. This caused great alarm; they ascribed it
to sorcery and paid much money to keep it secret.
[She here recounted some obscure story about two sons of Herod's who
were Sadducees and had been placed in the Temple by him  ; and how
he was always engaged in some dispute or other with the Pharisees and
was always trying by underhand means to obtain more power in the