Genadio of Astorga

Genadio of Astorga, San Genadio or popularly San Juanacio (c. 865, possibly El Bierzo, León - 936, Peñalba de Santiago) was a Spanish Benedictine monk, hermit and bishop of Astorga between 899 and 920. He also founded several monasteries in El Bierzo. He made the Caves of San Genadio and retired there with other priests in periods of penance.[1]

Genadio of Astorga
DioceseDiocese of Astorga
Installed899
Term ended920
Orders
OrdinationBenedictine
Personal details
Birth nameGenadio de Astorga
Bornc. 865
El Bierzo, province of León
Diedc. 936 (71 years old)
Peñalba de Santiago, Ponferrada
OccupationMonk, hermit and bishop
Sainthood
Feast day25 May

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Madoz, Pascual (1850). Diccionario geográfico-estadístico-histórico de España y sus posesiones de Ultramar. VII. p. 269.

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