Saints Marcellinus and Peter, Martyrs
Saints Marcellinus and Peter were Christians martyred under Diocletian’s persecution in the early 4th century. Despite imprisonment, the men held to their faith and are said to have converted the prison keeper, Artemius, and his wife and daughter to Christianity. The saints suffered martyrdom by beheading and were later venerated by Constantine the Great when he built a basilica in their honor. Marcellius and Peter are amongst the saints mentioned in the Canon of the Mass (Eucharistic Prayer I). 
Written by Sarah Ciotti
 “Roman martyrs Saints Marcellius and Peter,” Catholic News Agency (2012).
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