Saint Genevieve – Feast Day – January 3

Today is Thursday, February 2, 2023

Saint Genevieve Born around 422 AD in France, Europe. She worked in France and Died around 500 AD in France. Her Feast Day is celebrated on January 3 every year.

Saint Genevieve Biography
Date of Birth 422 AD
Country of Birth France of Europe
Profession N/A
Place of Work France
Date of Death 500 AD
Place of Death France
Feast Day January 3
Beatification Beatified by Pre Congregation
Canonization Canonized by Pre Congregation
Patron Saint of • against plague
• against disasters
• against fever
• French security forces (chosen in 1962)
• Paris, France
• WACs
• Women’s Army Corps
 

Saint Genevieve Life History

St Genevieve came from Nanterre, now a city in the banlieu of Paris, famous for its futuristic architecture. It was in her time that Roman rule came to an end and was taken over by the Franks.

She was born of simple parents, who – according to an old mural in the Sint-Genoveva church in Zepperen, Belgium – were called Severus and Gerontia.

Genevieve led the life of a shepherdess. In that capacity she was noticed by Saint Germain of Auxerre († 448; feast July 31) who, along with Bishop Lupus of Troyes († 479; feast July 29), were traveling to England.

He predicted to her parents that a virgin would grow out of her who, through her dedication to God, would lead many to faith. That same day, Genevieve decided to dedicate herself to God for her life as a virgin.

After the death of her parents, she moved in – young woman – with her godmother in Paris. There Genevieve devoted herself to a reclusive life of prayer in the service of God. Because of her godly way of life, she received high esteem from the Parisians.

Saint Genevieve Date of birth

She was born in the year 422 at Nanterre near Paris, France though those exact dates are not known but we are keeping tabs and we will update this information soon.

Place of Birth

St Genevieve was born in the year 422 at Nanterre near Paris, France though those exact dates are not known but we are keeping tabs and we will update this information soon.

Family Background

There are no data based on who were her parents and family but we are keeping tabs and we will update this information soon.

Profession

Genevieve led the life of a shepherdess. In that capacity she was noticed by Saint Germain of Auxerre († 448; feast July 31) who, along with Bishop Lupus of Troyes († 479; feast July 29), were traveling to England.

He predicted to her parents that a virgin would grow out of her who, through her dedication to God, would lead many to faith. That same day, Genevieve decided to dedicate herself to God for her life as a virgin.

Saint Genevieve Date of Death

St Genevieve died around 500 at Paris, France and interred in the church of Saints Peter and Paul in Paris. Her relics destroyed in 1871.

Saint Genevieve Place of Death

She died around 500 at Paris, France and interred in the church of Saints Peter and Paul in Paris. Her relics destroyed in 1871.

Saint Genevieve Feast Day

St Genevieve is among the famous Saints whose feast Day is celebrated on January 3 every year.

Beatification

She was beatified by Pre Congregation process and we will update this information soon.

Canonized

St Genevieve was Canonized by Pre Congregation process and we will update this information soon.

Patron Saint of

She was a patron Saint of against plague, against disasters, against fever, French security forces (chosen in 1962), Paris, France, WACs and Women’s Army Corps.

Saint’s Attributes

St Genevieve was attributed with bread (from feeding the people), candle, cattle, girl restoring eyesight to her mother, keys, shepherdess holding a candle which the devil is trying to extinguish and angels are helping to protect and shepherdess with a coin suspended around her neck.


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