Saint Genevieve, Patron Saint of Calamity and Paris

In times of calamity, one can turn in prayer to the oft-forgotten patron saint of disasters, Saint Genevieve. .. She put her faith in God and believed that He will not abandon her or those that sought succor to Christ…

In times of calamity, one can turn in prayer to the oft-forgotten patron saint of disasters, Saint Genevieve.  Mostly known for her more popular patronage of the city of Paris, according to tradition she grew up to a peasant family…

Saint Genevieve displayed courage in the face of calamities that faced Paris.   She put her faith in God and believed that He will not abandon her or those that sought succor to Christ.   She is a mystic, and is popularly depicted holding a candle, with the Devil irritatedly looking behind her…

 

One Prayer Reads:

Saint Genevieve, you who by the days before, penance and prayer, ensured the protection of Paris, intercede near God for us, for our country, for the devoted Christian hearts. You who cured the sick and fed the hungry, obtain the light of God and make us stronger to reject temptation. You who had the concern of the poor, protect the sick, the abandoned, and the unemployed. You who resisted the armies and encouraged the besieged, give us the direction for truth and justice. You who through the centuries never ceased taking care of your people, help us to keep the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ. May your example be for us, an encouragement to always seek God and serve him through our brothers and sisters. Amen.

The rest of the prayer can be followed here, which includes a Litany and a further prayer.