Saturday, May 28, 2016

Germanus of Paris

Germanus was born near Autun in 496. He was abbot of St Symphorian’s monastery at Autun, and was made Bishop of Paris around 536.

He was tireless and courageous in his efforts to end civil strife and to restrain the viciousness of the Frankish kings, though he was not very successful in this. Radegund (August 13) appealed to him for protection from her cruel husband King Chlotar I.

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.

Propers for Germanus of Paris - Monastic and Bishop

The Collect.

O GOD, by whose grace the blessed Germanus enkindled with the fire of thy love, became a burning and a shining light in thy Church: Grant that we may be inflamed with the same spirit of discipline and love, and ever walk before thee as children of light; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle - Philippians 3:7-15

The Gospel - St. Luke 12:22-37


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