St. Genesius

St. Genesius Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 08/25
Tridentine Calendar - 08/25


Patron Of: Actors, Comedians, Dancers, Dancing Teachers, Epilepsy, Lawyers, Montebanks, Organ Makers, Secretaries

Profile
    An Actor hired to work in a play that made fun of Christian Baptism. In the middle of the performance he suddenly received a word from God, suddenly realized the truth of Christianity, and converted on stage. He refused to renounce his new faith, even at the emperor's orders, and was martyred by order of emperor Diocletian.

Died
    beheaded c.303 at Rome


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