"When she was sacristan, she occupied for a time a place in choir from which she could not see the altar, having given hers up to a Sister who was tormented with scruples when she heard Mass without enjoying that consolation. One day as she was watching to ring the bell for the Elevation, she saw the Infant Jesus above the chalice,–O how beautiful! She thought herself in heaven. She was about to leap through the grate to get at the Child when suddenly recollecting herself, she exclaimed: 'My God! what am I going to do!'–She succeeded in restraining herself, but forgot to sound the bell, a frequent omission of hers which drew upon her many a reprimand."

Clara Soentgen says: "When Sister Emmerich received Holy Communion her bodily strength increased. She loved, above all, to communicate on Thursday in honor of the Blessed Sacrament; but, as this gave rise to remark, she obtained permission from her confessor to communicate in secret. Sometimes she went to receive a little after midnight, sometimes at three or four o'clock in the morning, her ardent desire rendering it impossible for her to wait longer.

"Once I asked her why she wore her best habit on Thursdays, and she answered that it was in honor of the Blessed Sacrament. She rarely made use of a book before or after Communion."

Life of Anne Catherine Emmerich
Very Rev. K. E. Schmoger, C.SS.R.