Saint of the Day – 7 September – Saint Grimonia of Picardy, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

The Memorial of Saint Grimonia of Picardy

Saint Grimonia of Picardy is the Patron Saint of Ireland

Saint Grimonia of Picardy Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization DateMatrimony/Holy OrdersNot Married who became Saints

Saint Grimonia of Picardy brief life History

Date of Birth 4th century
Country of Birth Ireland in Europe
Profession Young girl, Virgin & Martyr
Place of Work ireland
Date of Death Around 572
Place of Death Picardy, France
Feast Day 7 September
Beatification By Pre-Congregation
Canonization By Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of Ireland

Saint Grimonia of Picardy Short life History

Saint Grimonia of Picardy was also known as Germana. She was the daughter of a pagan chieftain. Converted to Christianity around age twelve, and dedicated herself to God.

When ordered by her father to marry, she refused. Her father was enraged, and imprisoned her. She managed to escape, fled to Laon, Picardy in France, and lived as an anchoress in the forest.

Her father dispatched agents to find her. They did, and when she refused to return and marry, she was beheaded. Locals built a chapel over her grave; it soon became known as a site of miracles, and the town of LaChapelle grew up around the site.

Today’s Catholic Quote:

The miracles of healing that occurred there led to pilgrimages and the growth of the town called Capelle. In the wars in the fifteenth century her relics were translated to the abbey of Hennin Lictard, between Douay and Lens where she is honoured together with Saint Proba her fellow martyr

Saint Grimonia of Picardy