Iotaunum Re: Books of Anne, a lay apostle !
I would love to talk about Direction for Our Times. I was close to leaving the Catholic Church at one point then I had an experience where I felt truly loved and cared for by God.
About six months later, I ran into these books from this woman named Anne. I am convinced that these same words of love were from the same source.
What is important too as I become more familiar with my faith, is how important it is to listen to the teaching of the church and being obedient to the Holy Spirit and Heaven talks about these things in Annes books. There are so many good things the book talks about that promote solid Catholic teaching.
Also too, if you dont have money, they will try to help you get the words for free. They have almost everything available online for free and they only charge money to cover the costs of the books and to support the mission. Anne is a hard working mother of six and she makes money not to be rich but to live modestly in a tiny town in Ireland. She is not trying to just sell books to become a false prophet.
Also too, by saying she is a false prophet, you are saying that you know before the Bishops and Congregation of the Doctrine of faith (both of which are being contacted and given all these works) and have judged her before they have. The truth is right now she is in good standing with the church and her local bishop and has done everything appropriately. So give her a break before you rip her apart as a fraud. The bishop has given his explicit permission that it is okay to print the books and people can read them in good faith not thinking they are going against church teaching or anything.
Jesus came to ST. Faustina with Divine Mercy and lots of people questioned her.
Also, if someone in the Old Testament, told everyone that he would come to earth in the belly of an unwed teenager, I am sure they would have stoned them to death.
You have to ask the Holy Spirit to discern the truth and make sure that it is conforming with the teachings of the Catholic church.
Thank you for listening to my opinion.
Though I hate to go over this again, I will tell you what I know for the sake of saving you time and money.
This woman is a complete fraud. Her real name is Kathy Clarke and she is a failed writer/counselor, who is divirced and now with a second husband. She wrote a book while still in the US called "The Breakable Vow" ( in which she has a "good" Catholic view on marriage). In the Book the character "Annie" is suppossedly the story of Kathy Clarke's first marriage. The she married somone else (after being counselor to some people, one Woman she told to have "her tubes tied" - Totally condemned by the Catholic Church.) and she is now living here in Ireland unfortunately for us. She is a con artist - period.
Her books werent selling, but when she claimed they were inspired by God they sold much better. This led to her next marketing ploy - She got locutions from Our Lord, Our Lady and every single saint you can think of, they took her for walks in Purgatory, which she described as a "park area"! Funny, Our lady and the saints do not call her by her real name : Kathy, but her storybook name: "Anne".
I have researched this con artist thoroughly when a friend gave me some of her books containing the most idiotic messages. After years of digging, the trail always ended at one thing: Con artist preying on the gullible while the Hierarchy sleeps.
She has now bought a monastery here in Ireland on the funds of naive people who donated, and she has a shop and cafe on site selling her latest messages. Another Christian Gallagher - only alot stupider. I have talked to her personally, and know others who have. I would not waste any time on her. She must be stoped, we have enough false prophets in the world!
"For there will rise up false Christs and false prophets, and they shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce (if it were possible) even the elect." (Mark 13:22)