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An actor whose mother I know always says how he must watch what he says, be it pro-life or anti-gay marriage, because of the blacklisting. All he can say is how much he loves his family and the sad thing is that nearly every other actor/actress has far worse problems than this, and they don’t even know it. They need our prayers :signofcross:
St Genesius is the patron saint of actors, comedians, theatrical performers, torture victims, musicians, barristers, lawyers, and secretaries.
He is also invoked against epilepsy.
Online St Genesius novena on at the moment, **send your prayer intentions to firstname.lastname@example.org **, they will be placed before St Genesius shrine during the novena.
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"Pray for all actors, pray for all those involved in theatre and cinema”, founder of the Fraternity Fr John Hogan said, “or pray for a particular actor of your choice. At a time when the arts and media have such an important role to play in society, we have a responsibility to pray for all those who work in these areas. We need an explosion of grace in these times,” the priest continued, “we need hope and we need a new vision: we need to be brought back to God. The arts and media can help modern men and women look again to faith and move towards the vision which Christ offers us; but those in the arts and media must be reminded of this mission, they must be supported and encouraged: the followers of Jesus Christ are the ones who must remind them and support them, and we can begin this with our prayer for them. Their patron, St Genesius the actor, asks us to intercede with him for them.”
St Genesius, a Roman actor, was martyred in 303AD for his Christian faith. Originally a critic of Christianity, he was converted to Christ on stage as he was acting in a play mocking Christianity, while in the presence of the Emperor Diocletian.
The saint is also the patron of those who suffer from epilepsy and of victims of torture and persecution, and these will also be remembered in the novena.