This beautifully crafted medal is really like a little sterling silver
portrait! It is cast in exquisite detail and includes the saint's name in raised lettering encircling the image. This 3/4" sterling silver medal and its companion 18" stainless steel chain come in a classic
hinged jewelry box, ready to become a classic gift!
About St. Emily . . . St. Emily de Vialar. Eldest child, and only daughter, of Baron James Augustine de Vialar and Antoinette. Sent to Paris for education, her mother died when Emily was 15, and the girl returned home. She managed her father's house until she was 35 years old, privately devoting herself to a life of celibacy and prayer, and occasionally arguing with her father over her desire to enter religious life. Upon receiving a large legacy through her grandfather's will, she and three other women founded the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Apparition; the Apparition refers to the appearance of Gabriel to Joseph, telling him to flee to Egypt. She managed to lose all her money, and her reputation when the Albi diocese was destroyed, so she established the mother-house of the order in Marseilles. In the years until her death, she established 40 houses in Europe, Africa, and Asia.