Book of Saints – Marcellus and Anastasius


(June 29) (Saints) Martyrs (3rd century) Roman citizens who, during the persecution under the Emperor Aurelian, were sent by Pope Saint Stephen into Gaul to join others in preaching and spreading the Gospel. They were put to death as Christians in the neighbourhood of Bourges. Saint Anastasius expired on the rack, but Saint Marcellus survived to be beheaded (A.D. 274). Their memory is preserved not only in legends and traditions, but in the monuments and ruins in the surrounding country. A church in the town still bearing the name of Saint-Marcel possesses their relics.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Marcellus and Anastasius”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 November 2014. Web. 22 November 2019. <>