St Genevieve of Paris (+512)
Commemorated January 3
St. Genevieve was born of wealthy parents near Paris, and according to the custom at the time, she often tended her father’s flocks on Mt. Valerien. When she was about seven years old, St. Germanus of Auxerre (July 31) told her parents that she would become great in the sight of God and would lead many people to salvation.
When St. Genevieve was fifteen, she was taken to Paris to enter the monastic life. She received the gifts of clairvoyance and of working miracles from God. St. Genevieve considered the Saturday night vigil service to be very important: “We must keep vigil in prayer and fasting so that the Lord will find us ready when He comes.”
Tradition relates that the church with St. Genevieve suggested that King Clovis build in honor of Sts. Peter and Paul became her own resting place. She reposed at the age of 89 in Paris. Most of her relics, and those of other saints, were destroyed during the French Revolution.
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