"During baptism I beheld my guardian angel, my patron saints, St. Anne and St. Catharine, standing near me, whilst the Mother of God herself came towards me, bearing the infant
Jesus in her arms, Who placed a ring upon my finger, and chose me then and there for His spouse. At the same time everything holy, everything blessed, everything connected with the Church was made known to me. All the past, present, and future of the Church
passed before my mind in a series of almost palpable pictures."
(From, "The Life
of Anne Catherine Emmerich", Ch. 2. Infused Knowledge and Spiritual Training, p. 9)