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Saint Emily statue doll
***This St. Emily doll will be made after purchase. Please allow up to three weeks for shipment. If you need it earlier please purchase my "Rush" listing here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/115368048/rush-order-for-saint-anne-studio
This item will resemble the photos essentially but will be different being that it is hand painted. If you wish to have a photo sent before it is shipped just notify me.***

This is a large peg doll about 3 1/2" inches tall of St. Emily. She is painted with non-toxic acrylic paint and non toxic sealer. On the back I have painted her name as well as PRAY FOR US. I have painted her according to the only image to be found of her but put ten flowers at her feet to signify her children. Five of the flowers have bloomed with gold rays coming from them. These are to denote her children that are saints honored in the church. The five buds are to signify her other five children.

"There are precious few descriptions of Saint Emily's life. She was the daughter of a martyr and the daughter-in-law of Macrina the Elder. Along with her husband Basil the Elder, she gave birth to ten children. She instilled the faith in her children, teaching them to pray and devote their lives to the service of the Church. As a result of her zealous yet maternal instruction of her children, five of them are commemorated as saints on the calendar of the Church: Saints Macrina, Basil, Peter of Sebaste, Gregory of Nyssa, and Theosebia. Therefore, Saint Emily is often called without exaggeration "the mother of saints."

When her son Naucratius suddenly died at the age of twenty-seven, she was consoled by her eldest daughter Macrina. Macrina reminded her that it is not befitting to a Christian to "mourn as those who have no hope" and inspired her to hope courageously in the resurrection vouchsafed to us by the Pascha of the Lord.

After her children left home, Saint Emily was persuaded by Macrina to forsake the world. Together they founded a monastery for women. Emily divided the family property among her children and freed her slaves. Retaining only some meager possessions, she and Macrina withdrew to a secluded family property in Pontus, picturesquely located on the banks of the Iris River and not far from Saint Basil's wilderness abode. A number of liberated female slaves desired to join the pair, and a convent was formed.

Saint Emily was buried as she had requested, with her husband in the chapel of their estate in Annesi, where Naucratius had also been laid to rest."

Thanks for looking and God bless!

St. Emily Catholic Saint Doll and Home Decor- Made to Order

$48.00

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: wood peg, acrylic paint, sealer
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 720 reviews
  • Favorited by: 26 people

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