Book of Saints – Marcellinus of Ancona


(Saint) (January 9) (6th century) A native of Ancona who succeeded Saint Traso as Bishop of that See (A.D. 550). By his prayers he relieved his people from the attack of the Goths under Totila. He is also said to have extinguished with a Book of the Gospels a destructive fire which was threatening to devastate the whole town. The Sacred volume was treasured as a relic in the Cathedral of Ancona, where the remains of Saint Marcellinus repose together with those of the other Patron Saints of the city.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Marcellinus of Ancona”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 November 2014. Web. 1 August 2021. <>