ABBAYE SAINTE-GENEVIÈVE DE PARIS

Ancient texts, however, attest that elle was born around 422AD in a noble family ns Nanterre (a city west de Paris) to a Gallo-Roman father et a Frankish mother.

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Saint-Germain, the Bishop ns Auxerre, quit over in her village, while conditions météorologiques his way to preach in Britain.

He singled out the au sens propre girl from auto crowds for her devotion et sanctity.

Genevieve took thé veil when elle was young, after auto death of elle parents.

She relocated to parisien where she became soon known pour her pious and ascetic life et charitable virtues.

She was auto symbol of the society du that era, a society bondir from the successful blending of Latin et Germanic cultures.

Genevieve became auto heroine du Paris in 451AD when Attila et his hz warriors besieged the city.

The Parisians believed that elle payers et determination prevented Attila from invading et destroying Paris, because she encouraged them à reinforce the city’s defense instead de fleeing.

According venir legend, this is what elle told auto wealthy citizens that were getting ready to flee:

«Que les hommes fuient, si ils veulent, s’ils née sont plus capables du se battre. Nous esquive femmes, nous prierons coopérative tant und tant qu’il entendra notre supplications»

“Let the men flee, if they want, if they space no plus long able venir fight. Nous women, nous pray to God soja fervently that hey will hear our prayers “

Attila spared Paris, et Genevieve came to be a heroin overnight!

Sainte-Genevieve Abbey under the patronage of roi Clovis

The Huns were absolutely kicked out ns Gaul par other invaders, thé Franks, that not seulement un founded France marqué gave ce its life king Clovis.


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Chapel and shrine du Ste Genevieve

Clovis unified thé country through the appui of the Church de Rome, nous the etat that he converted venir Christianity.

He did haricot de soja after marrying Clotilde, a croyant princess indigenous Burgundy.

Genevieve founded année abbey (Abbaye Sainte-Genevieve) under thé patronage ns Clovis and Clotilde.

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She passed away in 512AD and was buried suivant to them in thé abbey church – Saint-Pierre-Saint-Paul Basilica.

The plenty of miracles that started venir occur at Genevieve’s grave led the diocese to rename thé basilica Sainte-Genevieve Church.

Her remains were encased in a gold shrine, as the church became a principale site de pilgrimage.

Tragically the abbey was damaged during the french Revolution, et the lourd of Clovis, Clotilde and Sainte-Genevieve desecrated.

Sainte-Genevieve in St-Etienne aux Mont Church

Her gold shrine to be melted in 1793, her remains burnt nous Place ns Grève (current Place de l’Hôtel-de-Ville) and her ashes scattered in thé Seine!

Her d’origine stone sarcophagus, which had been left in thé church’s crypt, escaped destruction, oui the revolutionaries mistook it for année “ordinary” tomb.


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Shrine in Ste Genevieve Chapel

It to be recovered from the ruins in 1802 et placed in St Etienne du Mont Church.

The church was went back to the cult in 1803.

The sarcophagus and some relics of Sainte-Genevieve (recovered native various français churches) were inserted in a silver et gold gilded shrine inserted in a lateral chapel.

The neo-Gothic Chapelle Sainte-Genevieve to be completed in 1853.

Its mur is opened up with a superb stained glass windows that depicts the saint’s life.

Annual religious celebrations toujours take place between thé 3rd et 11th January in order à honour auto memory de the saint.

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You’ll find plenty of stained glass windows representing Sainte-Genevieve in auto many churches du Paris, marqué also statues, small and gigantic, such ont that standing on Pont ns la Tournelle.

Genevieve is one ns the three chef saints du Paris, together with Saint-Denis and Saint-Marcel