On this very special Mother’s Day, we would like to share with you the woman who is called “The Mother of Saints”. Her name is Saint Emmelia of Caesarea.
Saint Emmelia is the mother of five saints, some of whom will surprise you! They are: Saint Macrina, Saint Basil, Saint Peter of Sebaste, Saint Gregory of Nyssa, and Saint Theosebia.
There is a most beautiful article in EWTN’s library that tells of the life of Saint Basil (who is celebrated by both the Orthodox and the Roman Catholic Church), and with the life of this glorious saint, the upbringing that he and his siblings experienced by such a saintly mother. The article is too long to include here, but you can go to: http://www.ewtn.com/library/mary/basil.htm.
We wish every mother, from the moment of conception of every child, a most blessed and glorious Mother’s Day, in the Mother of God, the most Blessed Virgin, the Mother of Mothers, our Model and our Hope, through whom every grace is given.
With our love and prayers,
Mother Miriam of the Lamb of God, O.S.B.