Saint Emmelia

Also known as

  • Emmélie
  • Emilie

Memorial

Profile

Married to Saint Basil the Elder; mother of Saint Basil the Great, Saint Gregory Nyssen, Saint Peter of Sebaste, and Saint Macrina the Younger. Exiled for his faith during the persecutions of Emperor Galerius Maximianus, she eventually returned home.

Died

  • in Caesarea, Cappadocia of natural causes

Canonized

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Emmelia“. Saints.SQPN.com. 31 December 2013. Web. 29 August 2014. <>