St. Genevieve of Paris

Fresco from the Church of St. Stephen and St. Germain, Vezelay, France.  This fresco cycle depicts scenes from the life of St. Germanus (Germain) of Auxerre. Here, St. Germanus blesses St. Genevieve of Paris.

Fresco from the Church of St. Stephen and St. Germain, Vezelay, France. This fresco cycle depicts scenes from the life of St. Germanus (Germain) of Auxerre. Here, St. Germanus blesses St. Genevieve of Paris.

Today is the feast day of St. Genevieve (422-500), Patroness of Paris, whose prayer and encouragement of her fellow Parisians to not flee but to remain in their homes in prayer once saved Paris from Atilla II and his Huns. In this fresco, she is being blessed by Bishop St. Germanus; after hearing him preach when she was seven, Genevieve made the decision to dedicate her life to the service of Christ and His Church.

The Blessing of St. Genevieve of Paris, detail.

The Blessing of St. Genevieve of Paris, detail.

St. Genevieve of Paris Icon

St. Genevieve of Paris Icon

St. Genevieve of Paris Icon

St. Genevieve of Paris Icon

Saint Genevieve icon by Howard Anderson. Oil and metal leaf on linen and wood 34" x 48" Located at Saint Genevieve High School, Panorama City, CA.

Saint Genevieve icon by Howard Anderson. Oil and metal leaf on linen and wood 34? x 48? Located at Saint Genevieve High School, Panorama City, CA.

St. Genevieve

St. Genevieve

This painting of St. Genevieve is on display at the Carnavalet Museum.

This painting of St. Genevieve is on display at the Carnavalet Museum.

St. Rose of Lima (left) and St. Genevieve of Paris from St. Louis Catholic Church, Buffalo, New York.

St. Rose of Lima (left) and St. Genevieve of Paris from St. Louis Catholic Church, Buffalo, New York.

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