Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Grimonia, or Germana, Virgin and Martyr


He was an Irish maiden of illustrious birth who left her country to consecrate herself to God. She was martyred in defence of her chastity in the place of her retirement in Picardy in the diocess of Laon. On the spot a chapel was built which became famous for her relics and miracles, and grew into a considerable town, called from its original Capelle. In the wars in the fifteenth century her relics were translated to the abbey of regular canons of Hennin Lictard, between Douay and Lens, where she is honoured together with Saint Proba her fellow martyr. See Stilting, ad Sept. p. 80.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Grimonia, or Germana, Virgin and Martyr”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 27 August 2014. Web. 17 November 2018. <>