Saint Emiliana of Rome

illustration of Saint Emiliana of Rome from 'Pictorial Half Hours with the Saints'Also known as

  • Aemiliana
  • Emilian
  • Emilienne



Daughter of the senator Gordian and Saint Silvia of Rome. Sister of Saint Trasilla. Paternal aunt of Pope Saint Gregory the Great. Niece of Pope Saint Felix III. Spent so much time kneeling in prayer that her knees and elbows were locked arthritically in the position. She and her sister lived as hermits in their father‘s house until Thrasilla‘s death. Visionary who received a visit from her recently deceased sister inviting her to depart this vale of tears; Emiliana died a few days later.


  • Roman citizen




Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Emiliana of Rome“. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 January 2017. Web. 16 October 2021. <>