St. Germaine Cousin
St. Germaine Cousin suffered many hardships during her
short life. She was born with infections of the skin
and neck and a deformed hand. St. Germaine's mother
died while she was an infant and her father remarried.
Her stepmother was cruel and abusive, making St. Germaine
stay away from home as a shepherdess and sleep in the
stable at night. St. Germaine Cousin offered all her
sufferings up to Jesus.
She was devoted toe the Holy Eucharist and the Blessed
St. Germaine Cousin was named the patron saint of the
following causes because of her strength with her own
* Abandoned people
* Abuse victims
* Against poverty
* Child abuse victims
* Disabled people
* Loss of parents
* Poor girls
* Unattractive people
Many Christians who are victims of abuse or illness
wear a St. Germaine Cousin medal or a St. Germaine Cousin
charm asking for her intercession and strength. Reciting
the following St. Germaine Cousin prayer and wearing
a St. Germaine Cousin pendant offers the strength and
faith to carry on the work of Jesus no matter what the
Prayer to Saint Germaine Cousin for Child Abuse Victims
O Saint Germaine, look down from Heaven and intercede
for the many abused children in our world. Help them
to sanctify these sufferings. Strengthen children who
suffer the effects of living in broken families. Protect
those children who have been abandoned by their parents
and live in the streets. Beg God's mercy on the parents
who abuse their children. Intercede for handicapped
children and their parents.
Saint Germaine, you who suffered neglect and abuse so
patiently, pray for us. Amen.
Prayer to St. Germaine Cousin
Remember us, blessed Germaine, your brothers and
sisters who labor and suffer in this difficult world.
Know that we place our hope in you, ask for your help
in our need, and for consolation in our suffering. Hear
us as we ask you to be with us in our time of trial.
You experienced much pain, isolation, humiliation, and
suffering. Now from your place of glory please look
with kindness upon our sorrows. In your happiness, remember
our tears. Form us in the way of your humility, your
patience, your faith, and your charity. And then, at
the hour of our death, welcome us to our eternal home.