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St. Germaine Cousin

June 15, 2018

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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of June, repeating indefinitely


Born with deformities, Germaine was scorned by her own family. But her kindness, holiness, and a small miracle helped others see her true beauty. “The most celebrated incident in Germaine’s life occurred shortly before her death,” according to the website for St. Germaine Catholic Church in Oak Lawn, Illinois. “One wintry day the village people saw the stepmother pursuing Germaine as she drove her flock down the road. The woman was screaming loudly and she shrilly accused Germaine of having concealed in her apron some bread that she had stolen from the stepmother’s home. Threatening to strike the girl with the club, she demanded that Germaine unfold her apron. The girl did so, and fragrant flowers, of a kind unknown in the region, cascaded to the snow-covered ground.”


June 15, 2018
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