Book of Saints – Marcellinus and Peter

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(Saints) Martyrs (June 2) (4th century) Peter, an Exorcist, and Marcellinus, a priest under whose direction he exercised his ministry, were prominent among Roman Christians at the beginning of the fourth century. Peter, first cast into prison, brought about by his patience the conversion of his gaoler with his family. Marcellinus baptised them. This led to his own arrest. Condemned to death, they were secretly executed in a forest at a place unknown to other Christians (A.D. 304). However, their bodies were discovered and interred in the Catacombs. Their tomb was adorned with a metrical epitaph later in the century by Pope Saint Damasus, who states that he had heard the details of their Passion from the executioner who had beheaded them. Their remains, many centuries afterwards, were translated to Frankfort in Germany.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Marcellinus and Peter”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 November 2014. Web. 29 July 2021. <>