St Etienne-du-Mont

Now, these images are a bit hazy, but for ‘record keeping’s’ sake – for the record – I’ll just post these images from St. Etienne du Mont, also visited earlier over the course of the past week. It’s famous for containing what are believed to be the relics of Saint Genevieve, the patron saint of Paris. St Genevieve also happens, by the way, to be one of my favourite figures in the Catholic-lore. She was apparently a young girl with immense faith, whose earnest acts of fasting and prayer supposedly saved Paris from an attack by the Huns. Subsequent historians have offered less mystical explanations – such as Atila’s preoccupation with other more pressing challenges. but whatever the case, she’s an interesting figure in the history of Paris. And one of my favourite saints! 🙂