ST. GRIMONIA OR GERMANA, V. M.
WAS an Irish maiden of illustrious birth, who left
her country to consecrate herself to God. She was martyred in defence
of her chastity in the place of her retirement in Picardy in the
diocess of Laon. On the spot a chapel was built which grew famous for
her relics and miracles, and grew into a considerable town, called
from its original Capelle. In the wars in the fifteenth century her
relics were translated to the abbey of regular canons of Hennin
Lictard, between Douay and Lens, where she is honored together with
St. Proba her fellow martyr. See Stilting, ad 7 Sept. p. 80.