Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saints Marcellus and Apuleius, Martyrs at Rome


Famous in ancient Martyrologies, honoured with a mass in Pope Gelasius’s Sacramentary published by Cardinal Thomasius. The Emperor Lewis II, in 872, received their relics from the pope, which his wife Angilberga bestowed on the nunnery which she founded at Placentia in Italy, in which city these martyrs are honoured with singular devotion.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saints Marcellus and Apuleius, Martyrs at Rome”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 27 August 2014. Web. 21 March 2019. <>