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Sts Marcellinus & Peter, Martyrs - June 2

LumenChristi Marcellinus and Peter were prominent enough in the memory of the Church to be included among the saints of the Roman Canon. Mention of their names is optional in our present Eucharistic …More
LumenChristi Marcellinus and Peter were prominent enough in the memory of the Church to be included among the saints of the Roman Canon. Mention of their names is optional in our present Eucharistic Prayer I.
Marcellinus was a priest and Peter was an exorcist, that is, someone authorized by the Church to deal with cases of demonic possession. They were beheaded during the persecution of Emperor Diocletian. Pope Damasus wrote an epitaph apparently based on the report of their executioner, and Constantine erected a basilica over the crypt in which they were buried in Rome. Numerous legends sprang from an early account of their death.
Reflection
Why are these men included in our Eucharistic prayer, and given their own feast day, in spite of the fact that almost nothing is known about them? Probably because the Church respects its collective memory. They once sent an impulse of encouragement through the whole Church. They made the ultimate step of faith.
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Irapuato
Marcellinus (Optional Memorial)
Peter the Exorcist (Optional Memorial)
Madonna of the Tears

Ada of Ethiopia
Adalgis of Thiérarche
Armin of Egypt
Barbarinus
Blandina the Slave
Bodfan of Wales
Daminh Ninh
Demetrios of Philadelphia
Dictinus of Astorga
Dorotheus of Rome
Erasmus of Formiae
Eugene I, Pope
Evasius
Giovanni de Barthulono
Guy of Acqui
Honorata
Humatus
Joseph Tien
Juan de Orteg…More
Marcellinus (Optional Memorial)
Peter the Exorcist (Optional Memorial)
Madonna of the Tears

Ada of Ethiopia
Adalgis of Thiérarche
Armin of Egypt
Barbarinus
Blandina the Slave
Bodfan of Wales
Daminh Ninh
Demetrios of Philadelphia
Dictinus of Astorga
Dorotheus of Rome
Erasmus of Formiae
Eugene I, Pope
Evasius
Giovanni de Barthulono
Guy of Acqui
Honorata
Humatus
Joseph Tien
Juan de Ortega
Nicephorus of Constantinople
Nicholas Peregrinus
Photinus of Lyons
Rogate
Sadoc of Sandomierz
Stephen of Sweden

Martyrs of Lyons and Vienne – 48 saints
Martyrs of Rome – 150 saints
Martyrs of Sandomierz – 49 beati

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