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Once Upon a Time Saints

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Once Upon a Time Saints

These stories," the author explains, "are meant to show human and lovable people whose mysterious passion for God led them into preposterous escapades." With an eye on the taste of a child for concrete detail and no apologies for "the embroidery of legend," each tale, in a style akin to fairy-tale, sets forth the unique qualities of a Genevieve, a Felix, a Dorothy, or Comgall-16 real saints brought unforgettably to our attention and fond admiration. Illustrated by Tom Matt.

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1996


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St. Genevieve

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 01/03


Patron Of: Fever

Genovefa
Memorial
3 January
Profile
When she was seven years old, Genevieve met Saint Germanus of Auxerre on his way to England. Germain befriended her because of her insistence on wanting to live her life for God, and prophesied her future sanctity. Took the veil at age 15. Prophesied invasions and disasters for Paris. Could read consciences and calm the possessed. When Paris was besieged by the Franks, she encouraged its defense, organized prayers for God's protection of the city, and led an expedition for food to relieve the seige. Caused a church to be built on the tomb of Saint Denis. In 1129, the procession of her relics through Paris is believed to have ended an epidemic.
Born
422 at Nanterre near Paris, France
Died
500 at Paris, France
interred in the church of Saints Peter and Paul in Paris; relics destroyed in 1871
Canonized
Pre-Congregation
Patronage
against plague
against disasters
against fever
Paris, France
WACs
Women's Aarmy Corps



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