Saint Marcellinus of Tomi

Memorial

Profile

Imperial Roman tribune. Married to Saint Mannea; father of Saint John of Tomi. One of group of 17 Christians imprisoned and excuted for their faith during the persecutions of Diocletian.

Died

  • tied to a stake and burned alive; he emerged unharmed
  • thrown to wild animals in the amphitheatre; the animals ignored him
  • beheaded in 304 in Tomi, Mesia (modern Costanza, Romania)

Canonized

Additional Information

Readings

Are you not ashamed to honor a man put to death and buried hundreds of years ago by order of Pontius Pilate?. – the governor of Tomi to the martyrs; they ignored him

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Marcellinus of Tomi“. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 November 2014. Web. 26 September 2017. <>