St. Emily

Saint Emily, also known as Saint Emily de Vialar, was a French nun and the founder of the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Apparition. Born in 1797 in Gaillac, France, she devoted herself to caring for the poor and sick. Emily's life was marked by her compassion and dedication to serving those in need. She founded her religious congregation in 1832, focusing on education and care for the sick. Despite facing many challenges and opposition, Emily remained steadfast in her faith and commitment to her vocation. She is remembered for her selflessness, humility, and unwavering trust in God. Emily de Vialar was canonized by Pope Pius XII in 1951.

Feast Day is on June 24.

Patronage: Against illness, loss of parents, single laywomen.