Saint for the Day - October 30 - St. Marcellus
The birthday of the
Emperor Maximian Herculeus, in the year 298, was
celebrated with extraordinary feasting and
solemnity. Marcellus, a Catholic centurion or
captain in the legion of Trajan, then posted in
Spain, not to defile himself with taking part in
those impious abominations, left his company,
declaring aloud that he was a soldier of Jesus
Christ, the eternal King. He was at once committed
to prison. When the festival was over, Marcellus was
brought before a judge, and, having declared his
faith, was sent under a strong guard to Aurelian
Agricolaus, vicar to the prefect of the prętorium,
who passed sentence of death upon him.
St. Marcellus was forthwith led to execution, and
beheaded on the 30th of October. Cassian, the
secretary or notary of the court, refused to write
the sentence pronounced against the martyr, because
it was unjust. He was immediately hurried to prison,
and was beheaded, about a month after, on the 3d of
Saint for the Day - St. Marcellus
Read about the Saint for today - October 30 and spare a thought for family or friends who might suffering from ill health or are experiencing times of trouble.
"We are ready to die rather than
to transgress the laws of God!"
exclaimed one of the Machabees.
This sentiment should ever be
that of a Catholic in presence
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