Saint for the Day - April 20 - St. Marcellinus
St. Marcellinus was
born in Africa, of a noble family; accompanied by
Vincent and Domninus, he went over into Gaul, and
there preached the Gospel, with great success, in
the neighborhood of the Alps. He afterwards settled
at Embrun, where he built a chapel in which he
passed his nights in prayer, after laboring all the
day in the exercise of his sacred calling. By his
pious example as well as by his earnest words, he
converted many of the heathens among whom he lived.
He was afterwards made bishop of the people whom he
had won over to Christ, but the date of his
consecration is not positively known. Burning with
zeal for the glory of God, he sent Vincent and
Domninus to preach the faith in those parts which he
could not visit in person.
He died at Embrun about the year 374, and was there
interred. St. Gregory of Tours, who speaks of
Marcellinus in terms of highest praise, mentions
many miracles as happening at his tomb.
Saint for the Day - St. Marcellinus
Read about the Saint for today - April 20 and spare a thought for family or friends who might suffering from ill health or are experiencing times of trouble.
Though you may not be called
upon to preach, at least
endeavor to set a good example,
remembering that deeds often
speak louder than words.
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