Saint Germaine de Pibrac Minibook
Title: Saint Germaine de Pibrac
Authors: Bob and Penny Lord
Publisher: Journeys of Faith
Format: Printed minibook
Saint Germaine de Pibrac
Patron of the Unwanted
Family, we have a very special Saint to share with you today, St. Germaine de Pibrac. Hers is one of the saddest accounts we have ever researched, and yet this dear girl has become a very special Saint in the eyes of the people in her area, and indeed, all over France. If not for the hand of God, her story would only take a few paragraphs.
She was born with a crippled and paralyzed right arm, and a disease commonly called in those days, “Scrofula”, which is a form of tuberculosis which affects the neck. In her case, it also made her neck and cheeks malformed, and not at all pleasant to look at. At times, she suffered from swelling and open, pussy sores. No one knew for sure who her parents were. Laurent Cousin may have been her father, but that was never determined for sure. She might also have been left at the doorstep as a baby, perhaps because of her deformities, or she may have been the child of Laurent’s first wife, who died of the plague when Germaine was an infant.
We bring you the life of Saint Germaine in this minibook.