January 3: Saint Genevieve: Patron Saint against Disasters, Drought

Saint Genevieve, Patron Saint against Disasters (Feast Date: January 3)

Extract fromSt. Genevieve: “St. Genevieve was born about the year 422, at Nanterre near Paris. She was seven years old when St. Germain of Auxerre came to her native village on his way to great Britain to combat the heresy of Pelagius. The child stood in the midst of a crowd gathered around the man of God, who singled her out and foretold her future sanctity. At her desire the holy Bishop led her to a church, accompanied by all the faithful, and consecrated her to God as a virgin. When Attila was reported to be marching on Paris, the inhabitants of the city prepared to evacuate, but St. Genevieve persuaded them to avert the scourge by fasting and prayer, assuring them of the protection of Heaven. The event verified the prediction, for the barbarian suddenly changed the course of his march. The life of St. Genevieve was one of great austerity, constant prayer, and works of charity. She died in the year 512. . . . She dressed in a long flowing gown with a mantle covering her shoulders, similar to the type of garments the Blessed Mother wore. One of the symbols of this saint is a loaf of bread because she was so generous to those in need.” See also: Santa Genoveva (SP), Genoveffa di Parigi (IT), Sainte Geneviève (FR), Św. Genowefa z Paryża (POL). VIDEOS: Saint Genevieve (January 3), St Genevieve- confirmation name. PRAYER to Saint Genevieve.

Saint Genevieve, Patron Saint against Disasters (Feast Date: January 3)

Extract from Saint Genevieve:  “Genevieve, like so many others who wished to practice religious virtue, remained at home, leading an innocent, prayerful life. It is uncertain when she formally received the religious veil. . . . She devoted herself to works of charity and practiced severe corporal austerities, abstaining completely from flesh meat and breaking her fast only twice in the week. . . . Like Blessed Joan of Arc, in later times, she had frequent communion with the other world, but her visions and prophecies were treated as frauds and deceits. Her enemies conspired to drown her; but, through the intervention of Germain of Auxerre, their animosity was finally overcome. The bishop of the city appointed her to look after the welfare of the virgins dedicated to God, and by her instruction and example she led them to a high degree of sanctity.” See picture of Saint Genevieve, Prayer to St. Genevieve, Prayers to St. Genevieve and video: Saint Genevieve (January 3).

St. Genevieve, Patron Saint against Disasters (Feast Date: January 3)

Extract from Saint Genevieve:”Genevieve, like so many others who wished to practice religious virtue, remained at home, leading an innocent, prayerful life. It is uncertain when she formally received the religious veil. …. She devoted herself to works of charity and practiced severe corporal austerities, abstaining completely from flesh meat and breaking her fast only twice in the week. . . . Like Blessed Joan of Arc, in later times, she had frequent communion with the other world, but her visions and prophecies were treated as frauds and deceits. Her enemies conspired to drown her; but, through the intervention of Germain of Auxerre, their animosity was finally overcome. The bishop of the city appointed her to look after the welfare of the virgins dedicated to God, and by her instruction and example she led them to a high degree of sanctity.” See picture of Saint Genevieve, Prayer to St. Genevieve, Prayers to St. Genevieve and video: Saint Genevieve (January 3).


St. Genevieve, Patron Saint against Drought (Feast Date: January 3)

Extract from St. Genevieve: Saint Genevieve was born about the year 422 at Nanterre. She was seven years old when St. Germain of Auxerre came to her native village on his way to Great Britain to combat the heresy of Pelagius. The child stood in the midst of a crowd gathered around the man of God, who singled her out and foretold her future sanctity. At her desire the holy Bishop led her to a church, accompanied by all the faithful, and consecrated her to God as a virgin. One of the symbols of this saint is a loaf of bread because she was so generous to those in need.

Articles:

Multilingual:

Orthodox Wiki:  Genevieve of Paris

Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia:  Genevieve

English:

Absolute Astronomy: Genevieve

All Saints Parish: Commemoration of St. Genevieve

Answers.com:  Genevieve

Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese: St. Genevieve of Paris

Catholic.net: St. Genevieve

Catholic Encyclopedia (New Advent): St. Genevieve

Catholic Information Network (CIN): St. Genevieve, Fifth Century

Catholic Saints Index: Saint Genevieve

Catholic Online: St. Genevieve

Distinguished Women of Past and Present: Saint Genevieve

Encyclopedia Britannica: Saint Genevieve

eNotes: Genevieve

Eternal Word Television Network: St. Genevieve, Chief patroness of the City of Paris

Lives of Orthodox Western Saints: INDEX: St. Genevieve of Paris

Lives of the Saints: Saint Genevieve, Virgin

Lives of the Saints: Saint Genevieve

MYSTAGOGY: Saint Genevieve, Patron Saint of Paris

Old and Sold, Turn-of-the-Century Wisdom for Today: The Panteon and St. Genevieve

Orthodox America: St. Genevieve of Paris

Orthodox Outlet for Dogmatic Enquiries: Saint Genevieve of Paris

Saints.SQPN.com: Saint Genevieve

Society of St. Pius: St. Genevieve- Follow the Youth Pilgrimage to France

Sponsa Christi: Feast of St. Genevieve

The Golden Legend: The Life of Saint Genevieve

The Robinson Library:  Saint Genevieve

The Saint of the Day: Saint Genevieve

This is Life! Revolutions Around the Cruciform Axis: Saint Genevieve of Paris

Vatican_City: Saint Genevieve

PRAYERS

Prayers to Saint Genevieve: Prayers to Saint Genevieve

Saint Genevieve Roman Catholic Church: Prayer to Saint Genevieve

Videos and Books:

.docstock: Saint Genevieve, A Woman For All Ages

The Catholic Company: St. Genevieve of Paris Pendants

Monuments:

Sacred Destinations: Panthéon, Paris

Art

Norton Simon Museum:  The Pastoral Life of Saint Genevieve, Painting

Van Gogh Museum:  Saint Genevieve as a Child in Prayer, Painting

Children

Holy Spirit Interactive Kids Zone:            St. Genevieve

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We at the CTF/SOS DRS have prayed for the intercession of St. Genevieve on behalf of those affected by the following catastrophes:

Flooding in Brazil (January, 2012) (America) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: January 16 – January 19, 2012.

Cyclone Thomas in Fiji (March, 2010) (America) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: March 29 – April 20, 2010.

Mine Blast in European Russia (May 9, 2010) (Europe) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: May 10 – May 23, 2010.

Drought in Somalia (October, 2009) (Africa) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: October 12 – October 25, 2009.

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