Georgia (d. 6th c.)

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Georgia (d. 6th c.)

Saint. Name variations: Georgette. Died at the beginning of the 6th century.

According to Gregory of Tours, her near contemporary from Auvergne, Georgia was a young girl living at Clermont in the beginning of the 6th century who withdrew from public life in order to meditate, fast, and pray. When she died a flight of doves, said to be angels, accompanied her body as it was borne in funeral procession from the house where she perished to the church. During the service, the birds hid in the roof, then reappeared when the funeral procession left for the cemetery. After the interment, they flew toward the heavens. Saint Georgia's feast day is February 15.