St. Marcellian

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 06/18

    18 June; confined to local calendars since 1969

    Born to pagan parents. Twin brother of Saint Mark. Convert to Christianity. May have been a deacon. Imprisoned for his faith during the persecution of Maximian Herculeus. Visited in prison by Saint Sebastian who encouraged him not to give in. Martyr.

    nailed to a post and pierced with a lance in 286
    buried near the Catacomb of Saint Domitilla
    graves re-discovered in 1902


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