Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A saint Dedicated to Educating the Poor

St. Emily de Vialar, is the founder of the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Apparition. Emily was the only child of Baron James Augustine de Vialar. When she was fifteen her father decided to keep her home to be his companion and find her a husband; but Emily did not agree with her father’s decision for her to marry. For fifteen years Emily cared for the poor, neglected children, and shared her estate with them. She and three friends took an estate and were given permission to take a religious habit. She personally opened more than forty homes and took it as her mission to educate children. Emily’s favorite testament was “Love One Another,” which she did as saw Christ in all around her and loved the poor.

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