Book of Saints – Aemiliana – 5 January

Book of Saints – Aemiliana – 5 January

AEMILIANA (St.) V. (Jan. 5) (6th cent.) A Roman lady, and the paternal aunt of Saint Gregory the Great, who tells us, in his Life of Saint Felix, that her dead sister Tarsilla appeared to Saint AEmiliana and foretold to her that she would die and spend the Epiphany with her in Paradise. An old English Martyrology thus relates the above incident.

“Her sister’s ghost appeared to her in a nightly vision, saying to her: ‘Without thee, I celebrated the Holiday of the Lord’s Birth, but with thee, I shall keep the holiday of the Lord’s manifestation, that is, the Twelfth holiday of the Lord, the day of His Baptism.’ ‘

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Aemiliana”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 6 May 2012. Web. 20 September 2020. <>