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Saints Marcellinus and Peter
Tuesday, 02 June 2020

Both were prominent enough in the memory of the Church to be included among the saints of the Roman Canon. Mention of their names is optional in our present Eucharistic Prayer I.

Marcellinus was a priest and Peter was an exorcist, that is, someone authorized by the Church to deal with cases of demonic possession. They were beheaded during the persecution of Emperor Diocletian.

Pope Damasus wrote an epitaph apparently based on the report of their executioner, and Constantine erected a basilica over the crypt in which they were buried in Rome. Numerous legends sprang from an early account of their death.

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Sunday Gospel reflection with Father William Grimm
10 July 2020

No matter where some of the seed may land and the odds against it, the growth of the Reign of God is unstoppable. That\'s the seed, but what of the sower?

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