Book of Saints – Alexander – 9 February


ALEXANDER (Saint) Martyr (February 9) (Date uncertain) On February 9, the Roman Martyrology commemorates two Saints of the name Alexander. The one is represented as having suffered martyrdom in Rome with thirty-eight other Christians. The other is described as a Martyr in Cyprus, with a Saint Ammonius as a fellow-sufferer. There is possibly some error here, due to the ancient copyists. The learned Bollandists distribute these Martyrs quite differently, add twenty to their number, and insist that they all perished in Africa or in the East, though of some the relics may have been translated to Rome.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Alexander”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 24 May 2012. Web. 22 May 2019. <>