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Feastday: June 15

Patron of abandoned people; abuse victims; against poverty; disabled people; girls from rural areas; illness; impoverishment; loss of parents; shepherdesses; sick people; unattractive people;

Birth: 1579

Death: 1601

Mystic and daughter of a farmer, sometimes called Germaine. Born in Pibrac near Toulouse, France, she was abused as a child. Germana spent her short life as a shepherdess, and was known for prayer and charitable works. She was canonized in 1867.

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