ST. EMILY de VIALAR – Patron of Single Laywomen
Born after the French revolution and during a time of anti-Church beliefs, Emily was baptized in secret and taught religion in her home by her mother. She continued to practice privately until her grandfather passed away, leaving her with a large inheritance. Using that money, Emily and three other women established the Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Apparition. She is credited with establishing over 40 houses through out Asia, Africa, and Europe.
b. 9/12/1797 Southern France d. 8/24/1856 Marseiles, France
Patronage: Single laywomen
Feast Day: August 24
Memorial Day 43336