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Aemilian, Ss.


The Roman martyrology lists eight saints by this name; other martyrologies list more. The most noteworthy are the following:

Aemilian, martyred at Dristra (Romania) under the Emperor Julian the Apostate.

Feast: July 18.

Aemilian of Cogolla (also called Emilian Cucullatus and Emilian-with-the-Hood), hermit, parish priest; d. Tarazon, Aragon, 574; the abbey of S. Millán de la Cogolla was built at his hermitage and has his relics. His life was written by braulio; he is regarded as a patron of Spain.

Feast: Nov. 12.

Aemilian, Bishop of Cyzicus, ninth century; he opposed Emperor Leo V the Armenian in the controversy over iconoclasm and died in exile as a result.

Feast: Aug. 8.

Aemilian, Bishop of Nantes, perhaps in the eighth century; though he is not named in the early lists of bishops of Nantes, legend claims he fought against the Saracens near Autun.

Feast: Sept. 3.

Aemilian (also Eminian) of Lagny, abbot, d. c. 648; an Irish disciple of St. fursey (furseus), he succeeded him as abbot of Lagny-sur-Marne.

Feast: March 10.

Bibliography: b. dutton, La "Vida de San Millán de la Cogolla" de Gonzalo de Berceo (London 1967). Acta Sanctorum July 4:370376. j. dubois, Catholicisme 4:52. i. m. gomez, Dictionnaire d'histoire et de géographie ecclésiastiques 15:406412. a. butler, The Lives of the Saints, ed. h. thurston and d. attwater (New York 1956) 4:321322. a. m. zimmermann, Lexicon für Theologie und Kirche, ed. j. hofer and k. rahner (Freiburg 195765) 1:438. Acta Sanctorum Aug. 2:353; Oct. 11:196. v. grumel, Catholicisme 4:5152. Bibliotheca hagiographica latina antiquae et mediae aetatis 1:105. j. l. baudot and l. chaussin, Vies des saints et des bienhereux selon l'ordre du calendrier avec l'historique des fêtes (Paris 193556) 9:7576. g. bardy, Catholicisme 4:5253. Acta Sanctorum March 2:45.

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