New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Marcellina


Virgin, born probably at Trier, c.330; died Milan, 398. She was the sister of Saint Ambrose, who dedicated to her his treatise on virginity. She received the veil from Pope Liberius and fostered the ascetic life among maidens of Rome and Milan. Represented holding a cross in her hand, and receiving the veil from the pope. Buried in the Ambrosian Basilica. Feast, 17 July.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Marcellina”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 July 2013. Web. 20 February 2019. <>