Sts. Marcellinus and Peter, Martyrs

During the persecution of Diocletian, in 304, a Roman priest and an exorcist, named respectively Marcellinus and Peter, were apprehended and thrown into prison. While there, they zealously strengthened others of the faithful and made new convert, among whom was their jailer Arthemius together with his wife and daughter. They were all condemned to death; and Marcellinus and Peter were led to a wood called the Silva Nigra, where they were beheaded in secretso that their place of burial would remain unknown.

By an irony of Divine Providence, the Partyr’s names that were doomed to oblivion have been inserted in the Roman Canon (that is, Eucharistic Prayer I) at Mass where they have been perpetuated over the centuries. Pope Damasus composed an epitaph for the tomb of these two Martyrs and stated that he learned about them from their executioner, who had subsequently become a Christian.

PRAYER: God, You surround and protect us by the glorious confession of Your holy Martyrs, Sts. Marcellinus and Peter. Help us to profit from their example and be supported by their prayer. Amen.

We Remember
September
Merciful Jesus, grant them eternal rest.
4Sister M. Rose Timko 1973
9Sister M. Bernadette Hircsu 1953
10Sister M. Frederick Mikuska 1953
10Sister M. Admirabilis Lang 2012
14Sister M. Maurine Taraba 1979
16Sister M. Cecilia Toth 1982
16Sister M. Innocence Opalko 1999
19Sister M. Philomena Jakab 1992
24Sister M. Hirlanda Farnade 1977
26Sister M. Consolata Toth 1995
27Sister Dorthy Ruth Varga 2018
28Sister M. Dominic Gabriel 1957
30Sister M. Eugenia Takacs 2001


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