This is a beautiful Saint Genesius of Rome Plaque. According to tradition, Saint Genesius of Rome was a comedian and actor who performed in a series of plays that mocked Christianity. While in the middle of performing in a play that ridiculed the Christian sacrament of baptism, he had a profound conversion experience right on stage. He immediately professed his newfound faith to the audience. When the Emperor Diocletian (who was sitting in the audience) commanded him to renounce his Christian faith, Saint Genesius refused to do so. He was arrested immediately and taken off to be tortured and beheaded (go to History/Story tab). Saint Genesius is now regarded as the patron saint of actors, clowns, magicians, illusionists, and comedians. This plaque is a great gift for a birthday, baptism, confirmation, first communion, Christmas, and the feast day of Saint Genesius on August 25th.
A Large Solid Bronze Plaque
This large solid bronze plaque measures 7.9 by 6.3 inches. The plaque has a notch on the back to ensure easy hanging on any wall in studio, office, home, or study. A world-renowned bronzesmith in Germany designed and cast this solid bronze plaque. This plaque will be a most wonderful gift for that special “Genesius” or special actor (thespian) in your life!
Saint Genesius – Patron Saint of Actors
Saint Genesius is now the patron saint of the British Catholic Stage Guild, magicians, illusionists, and the Catholic Magicians’ Guild. The Shrine of St. Genesius in the Church of Saint Malachy in the Borough of Manhattan serves as a spiritual landmark for New York City’s community of actors and thespians. The Fraternity of St Genesius was recently established to support men and women who work in theater and cinema.