Germanus of Normandy

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Saint Germanus of Normandy
File:Saint-Germain arrivant à Diélette Vitrail Eglise Saint-Germain de Flamanville ERNOUF Annie.JPG
Stained glass image of Saint Germanus arriving in Diélette, in the church of Saint-Germain de Flamanville
Born unknown
Died 480
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church, Anglican Church, Eastern Orthodox church
Feast 2 May

Germanus of Normandy, also known as Germanus the Scot, is a Christian saint venerated especially in Normandy. He was a disciple of Germanus of Auxerre, from whom he took his baptismal name.[1]

In iconography he is frequently represented with a wheel, representing the legend that he crossed the English Channel on a wheel and arrived in Normandy near Flamanville, or with a dragon, representing the legend that he killed a seven-headed dragon at Trou Baligan in the Cotentin.

His aid is invoked for the relief of fevers and for illnesses of children.

References

  1. "Saint Germanus of Normandy". Saints.SQPN.com. Retrieved 22 December 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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