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St. Marcellinus - (296-304)

Saint Biography

Though we know very little about these two martyrs under Diocletian, there is no question that the early church venerated them. Evidence of the respect in which they were held are the basilica Constantine built over their tombs ... Read More

Catholic Encyclopedia

Date of birth unknown; elected 30 June, 296; died 304. According to the "Liber Pontificalis" he was a Roman, son of a certain Projectus. The Liberian Catalogue of popes (ed. Duchesne, "Lib. Pont." I, 6-7) gives 30 June as the day of his election, and the years 296-304 as the time of his pontificate. These dates, accepted by the author of ... Read More


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Reading 1, First Corinthians 12:31--13:13
Set your mind on the higher gifts. And now I am going to put ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 33:2-3, 4-5, 12, 22
Give thanks to Yahweh on the lyre, play for him on the ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 7:31-35
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