We know very little about these two martyrs, but Saints Marcellinus and Peter are mentioned in the First Eucharistic Prayer of the Roman liturgy. They made the ultimate sacrifice for the faith and are remembered by the faithful for that reason.
A Catholic hospital’s campus in Tulsa, Oklahoma, became the scene of the country’s 233rd mass shooting of the year June 1, leaving four dead, including a doctor, who had treated the gunman for back pain.
It feels as if there are no silver linings in the cloud of lingering grief and horror that surrounds Uvalde, Texas, as the city began May 31 to bury the first of 19 children and their two teachers killed a week earlier during a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School.
Gazing upon crucifixes and mosaics were common practices for centuries, especially before copies of the Scriptures existed. It might be helpful now to reclaim this practice. Consider a piece of religious art that moves you.
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