Saint Gennys of Cornwall



Celtic hermit who moved to an isolated site in Cornwall, England where his holiness soon attracted the attention of the locals. He taught them Christianity and baptized them into the faith. The water source he used for baptism became one of the many holy wells that dot the region and serve as points of pilgrimage. A church built on the site in the 10th century was dedicated to his memory, which had been preserved by the locals.


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Gennys of Cornwall“. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 March 2020. Web. 6 December 2021. <>