St. Genevieve

Genevieve was a young consecrated virgin when Paris was being invaded by the Franks. They had surrounded the city hoping to starve the people into surrender. She led a fleet of small ships up the river to gather grain. They brought it back to Paris, where several women went around the besieged city giving bread to anyone in need. In this way, they had enough to eat until the Franks were defeated.

422—ca. 500
Jan. 3

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