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Saints Marcellinus and Peter (d. 304)

Saints Marcellinus and Peter (d. 304)

Feast day: June 2

Saint Marcellinus was a priest and Saint Peter was an exorcist. They were imprisoned for their Christian faith under the persecution of Diocletian but did not lose their hope or zeal. In fact, they used their time in jail to preach and evangelize, and they succeeded in converting their jailer and his family to Christianity.

They were beheaded in a remote forest for fear that their fellow Christians would venerate their bodies. Their bodies were eventually discovered by two women and were buried. Saints Marcellinus and Peter were buried in Rome, and Constantine built a basilica over their crypt. 

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