New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Germaine Cousin

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

Virgin, shepherdess, born Pibrac, near Toulouse, France, 1579; died there, 1601. She was a cripple, and passed her short life tending sheep. Her only food was bread and water, her bed a litter of vine branches; she was noted for her intense devotion to Our Lady and the Blessed Sacrament. Forty-three years after her death her body was found perfectly intact; and a series of cures was wrought at her relics. Represented in art with a shepherd’s crook or a distaff; a watchdog, a sheep, or with flowers in her apron. Canonized, 1867. Relics at Pibrac, France. Feast, 15 June.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Germaine Cousin”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 May 2016. Web. 22 September 2021. <>