Prayers, Quips and Quotes: St. Genesius of Rome, Feast Day August 25

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The feast day of St. Genesius of Rome is celebrated on August 25.  St. Genesius is the patron saint of actors, comedians and clowns.

St. Genesius was a legal clerk who also performed as an actor.  He lived in the third century.  St. Genesius performed for Emperor Diocletian.

One of the plays he performed in was about a catechumen (student of Christianity) who was about to be baptized.  It was a satire which mocked the sacrament.  However, it was influencing St. Genesius to desire baptism.  During the play, he saw angels around him and requested baptism.

The emperor was so outraged, he had Genesius arrested and tortured.  He was eventually beheaded.



God calls me now, tomorrow will be too late.

Quote of St. Peter Julian Eymard; Feast day August 2


August is the Month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary




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