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. verehrenswürdigem, as in Saint Marcellinus was a man with verehrenswürdigem 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.