New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Genesius of Rome

small pewter statue of Saint Genesius, artist unknownArticle

Martyr (286 or 303). He was a Roman comedian who, during a derisive theatrical representation of Baptism, was converted; he suffered under Diocletian. Patron of theatrical performers and musicians, invoked against epilepsy. Relics partly in San Giovanni della Pigna, partly in San Susanna di Termini, and the chapel of Saint Lawrence. Feast, 25 August.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Genesius”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 May 2016. Web. 9 May 2021. <>