Book of Saints – Marcellinus – 26 April


(Saint) Pope, Martyr (April 26) (4th century) A Roman by birth, Saint Marcellinus sat in the Chair of Saint Peter from A.D. 296 to A.D. 304, during a period when the persecution of Christianity was so unrelenting that no less than seventeen thousand of the Faithful were put to death because of their religion. The Pope suffered with three others in Rome, A.D. 304; and the four bodies are said to have been left exposed in the Forum to intimidate their fellow-believers. The legend that Saint Marcellinus had on one occasion yielded in the torture chamber and offered incense to an idol, afterwards repenting of his weakness, is now generally discredited.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Marcellinus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 November 2014. Web. 27 May 2019. <>