Genesius, Saint (2)

Genesius, Saint thirty-eighth bishop of Lyons, was prior of the celebrated abbey of Fontenelle, founded in the 7th century. He employed himself in repairing several monasteries, among which were those of Corbie and Fontenelle. On being made archbishop of Lyons, he showed great ability in that office, but finally retired to the abbey of Chelles, where he died in 679. He is honored November 3. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Smith, Dict. of Christ. Biog. s.v.

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