Book of Saints – Aemilian – 12 November


AEMILIAN (St.) Abbot. (Nov. 12) (6th cent.) A poor shepherd in Angon (Spain), who, from the age of twenty lived for forty years as a hermit in the mountains near his birthplace, Vergaja, until his Bishop constrained him to take priests’ orders and made him parish priest of his native village. But his zeal created him enemies, and he soon returned to his hermitage, where, celebrated for his miracles and virtues, he died (A.D. 574). His body, interred at first in his hermitage, was later transferred to a magnificent monastery built in memory of him. It is alleged that he had had many disciples living with him ; and on that account he has always been venerated as an Abbot and as the introducer of the Benedictine Rule into Spain.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Aemilian”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 November 2016. Web. 20 September 2020. <>