Bl. Emily Bicchieri

Emily refused her father’s plans for her to marry, as she was certain her vocation laid elsewhere. She successfully convinced her father to build a convent for her, instead. This was the first of the Dominican regular tertiaries and Emily became abbess when she was only twenty years old. However, she was elected prioress against her will. Still, she took her post with civility and humility and thus governed with tact and ability.

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