In the year 430, St. Germain was speaking to a crowd near Paris. He felt inspired by God to call forth a special young girl named Genevieve and asked her if she wished to consecrate herself to Jesus. That was all Genevieve ever wanted! With no convents nearby, Genevieve lived a life of prayer and devotion at home. She was often seen walking to church at night carrying a candle. In 451, as Attila the Hun camped outside Paris, Genevieve prayed at the gates. Miraculously, Attila and his troops left the city untouched.