Saint Germanus of Paris

detail of an illustration of Saint Germanus of Paris by Jean le Tavernier from a Book of Hours, c.1455; swiped from Wikimedia Commons; click for source imageAlso known as

  • Father of the Poor
  • Germain

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Priest, ordained by Saint Agrippinus of Autun. Abbot. Bishop of Paris, France in 555. Taught and ordained Saint Bertrand of Le Mans. Spiritual teacher of Saint Droctoveus. Cured King Childebert I from an unnamed illness, and converted him from a misspent life. The king then built him the abbey of Saint Vincent, now known as Saint-Germain-des-Pres.

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  • “Saint Germanus of Paris“. Saints.SQPN.com. 25 December 2014. Web. 27 December 2014. <>