June 2 – Saints Marcellinus and Peter, Martyrs – Optional Memorial


St. Marcellinus succeeded St. Coins in the bishopric of Rome in 296, about the time that Diocletian set himself up for a deity, and impiously claimed divine honors. In those stormy times of persecution Marcellinus acquired great glory. He sat in St. Peter’s chair eight years, three months, and twenty-five days, dying in 304, a year after the cruel persecution broke out, in which he gained much honor. He has been styled a martyr, though his blood was not shed in the cause of religion.

Lives of the Saints, by Alban Butler, Benziger Bros. ed. [1894]

Read about: St. Peter the Deacon and Exorcist


Further Reading:

EWTN

Catholic Online

Franciscan Media

Loyola Press

Wikipedia