Book of Saints – Germana Cousin

detail of a 19th century print of Saint Germaine Cousin, date unknown, artist unknown; swiped off the Wikipedia web siteArticle

(Germaine) (June 15) (Saint) Virgin (17th century) A poor girl, daughter of a farm labourer in the neighbourhood of Toulouse (South of France), who passed her short and innocent life in minding sheep and other out-of-door rural work. Both from ill-health and from ill-treatment at the hands of a stepmother, her days passed in suffering patiently borne, comforted only by Almighty God, who privileged her by close union with Himself in high prayer, until He called her to a better life, A.D. 1601, when she had entered on the twenty-second year of her age. Forty years after her death her body was found incorrupt. Many miracles witnessed to her sanctity, and she was canonised by Pope Pius IX (A.D. 1862).

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Germana Cousin”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 May 2016. Web. 17 November 2017. <>