Sunday, 18 June 2017

# Saints

Saint Emily de Vialar

Emily de Vialar
The 17th of June is the feast day of Saint Emily de Vialar. 

The following is from Wikipedia:
Saint Emily de Vialar or Émilie de Vialar (1797–1856) was a French nun who founded the missionary congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Apparition. She is revered as a saint by the Catholic Church.

Early life

Emily de Vialar was born on 12 September 1797 to Antoinette Portal and Jacques de Vialar. At a young age, Saint Emily was taught by her mother how to be illiterate and was also taught of Gods existence. [Reader's comment: the preceding sentence needs an explanation. Why was her mother teaching her how to be illiterate? This must be a mistake, it seems to me; but what was the writer trying to say?] At 13, Emily moved to a boarding school in Paris. After a long journey, her mother got a horrible sickness. Antoinette's father was trying to cure her as he lived in Paris and was also a doctor. However, on 17 September 1810, at the age of thirty-four, Antoinette de Vialar died.
After two years living in Paris at the boarding school, Emily went back to her father's house.
After many years spent between family tyranny and minor worldly pleasures, Emily decided to turn to God for help. She started helping local poor people in need but her father was furious. He would shout at her for helping out.
After years, her grandfather had died and left a huge fortune for Emily and her brothers. And with that money, she decided to open her congregation. With that, she left her father's house on Christmas Day, 1832.


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Dear children, you whom my Son loves, you whom I love with an immeasurable motherly love, do not permit for selfishness, for self love, to rule the world. Do not permit for love and goodness to be hidden. You who are loved, who have come to know the love of my Son, remember that to be loved means to love. My children, have faith. When you have faith you are happy and are spreading peace; your soul trembles with joy. My Son is in such a soul. When you are giving yourself for the faith, when you are giving yourself for love, when you are doing good to your neighbor, my Son smiles in your soul. Apostles of my love, I am turning to you as a mother. I am gathering you around myself and I desire to lead you on the way of love and faith, on the way which leads to the light of the world. I am here for the sake of love, for the sake of faith, because with my motherly blessing I desire to give you hope and strength on your way - because the way which leads to my Son is not easy. It is full of renunciation, giving, sacrifice, forgiveness and much, much love. But this way leads to peace and happiness. My children, do not believe lying voices which speak to you about false things, false glitter. You, my children, return to the Scripture. I am looking at you with immeasurable love, and through God's grace am making myself evident to you. My children, set out with me. May your soul tremble with joy. Thank you.

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