Friday, July 10, 2020

Blessed Emilia Bicchieri – Saint of the Day – May 3

Bl. Emilia Bicchieri Biography

Bl. Emilia Bicchieri Profile. Born: 1238 in Italy, Europe. Worked in Italy. Died: 3 May 1314 i in Vercelli, Piedmont, Italy. Feast Day is celebrated on May 3.


The Memorial of Bl. Emilia Bicchieri – Saint of the Day

Bl. Emilia Bicchieri Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth


Country of Birth

Italy in Europe

Matrimony/Holy Orders

Blesseds who were Nuns/Sisters



Place of Work


Date of Death

3 May 1314 i

Place of Death

Vercelli, Piedmont, Italy

Feast Day

May 3


Beatified by Pope Clement XIV (cultus confirmation) on 19 July 1769


Canonized by N/A

Patron Saint of

Blessed Emilia Bicchieri
Blessed Emilia Bicchieri

Blessed’s Biography

Blessed Emilia Bicchieri was born to a wealthy family of Ghibelline patrician. Bl. Emilia Bicchieri was well educated, and at an early, she was drawn to religious life. Emilia’s mother died when she was still a girl, and her father became even more protective and initially objected to Emilia becoming a nun.

Her father realized her true calling and funded the construction of the Dominican monastery of Santa Margherita in Vercelli, Italy. At 18, she entered the abbey as a Dominican nun. Emilia was repeatedly chosen to serve as prioress of the house, but she refused and concentrated on menial domestic service to her sisters. In 1273 Emilia became prioress and always promoted, devotion to the Eurcharist, the Passion, and Blessed Virgin Mary.


She died on May 3, 1314, in Vercelli, Piedmont, Italy and interred at the Santa Margherita abbey in Vercelli. Her relics enshrined in the cathedral of Vercelli