Saint Genesius of Rome

small pewter statue of Saint Genesius, artist unknown; click for source imageAlso known as

  • Gelasinus
  • Gelasius



Genesius was an actor who worked in a series of plays that mocked Christianity. One day while performing in a work that made fun of Baptism he received sudden wisdom from God, realized the truth of Christianity, and had a conversion experience on stage. He announced his new faith, and refused to renounce it, even when ordered to do so by emperor Diocletian. Martyr.



Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Genesius of Rome“. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 November 2015. Web. 29 November 2015. <>