St. Genevieve – January 3 –

Saint Genevieve, Patron Saint against Disasters

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).

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St. Genevieve, Patron Saint of Disasters

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

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.

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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:

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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