Saint Germaine Cousin
1579 - 1601
Feast day: June 15
Patronage: abandoned people, abuse victims, against poverty, disabled people, illness, loss of parents, the sick.
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When Germaine was an infant her mother died. A sickly child, Germaine suffered from scrofula and was ignored by her father and abused by her step-family and made to sleep under the stairs. At age nine she was put to work as a shepherdess and spent much time in prayer and refused to miss Mass, putting her flock under the care of her guardian angel when she went. She was eventually treated as a holy person and invited to rejoin the household, but chose to live as she had. In 1601 she was found dead on her straw pallet under the stairs.