This calendar of saints is drawn from several denominations, sects, and traditions. Although it will no longer be updated daily, the index on the right will guide visitors to a saint celebrated on any day they choose. Additional saints will be added as they present themselves to Major.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

January 9 -- Feast of Saint Marcellinus of Ancona

In spite of the fact that it uses some words that Google Translate can't handle -- e.g. verehrensw├╝rdigem, as in Saint Marcellinus was a man with verehrensw├╝rdigem life --  I am grateful to this site for some outstanding information about today's saint.  From it, I learned that Marcellinus was born in the Bocca-Major family sometime around 539.  Perhaps the Bocca-Majors are my distant ancestors; perhaps the name means Big-mouth.  If the latter is true, the former is more probable.