Braulio compares St Aemilian to St Antony and St Martin.
But, in order to pass over many things, among his acts as a priest, this, I declare, was his greatest labour: to drive Mammon out of the temple of the Lord with vigour and wisdom as quickly as he could. Wherefore he shared the substance of Christ with the innermost parts of Christ, making the Church of Christ wealthy again in virtues rather than riches, in religion rather than rent, in Christians rather than chattels. For he knew that he could be accused before Christ not for casting aside temporal things, but for casting aside men.
[VI. Clerks accuse the holy man before the bishop]
13. Because of this, as is the custom among the worst sort of clerk, some of his clerics came before Didymus to attack him on the grounds of harming their communal property. Slandering him, they declared that the losses of the church were clear to behold and that the goods which it had received had on all sides been diminished. Now the aforementioned prelate was inflamed with torches of anger and eaten through with envy because of Aemilian's virtues. Looking at him, he vehemently assailed the man of God. When he had belched forth the intoxication of his anger (as a soul drunk with fury is want to do), the man of God, fortified by his sanctity and protected by his forbearance, stood there unmoved with his accustomed tranquillity. After this he was released from the ministry he had taken up, and passed the rest of his life beyond reproach in the place which is now called his oratory. [...]
(trans. A.T. Fear 1997: 26)