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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