New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Alexander – 15 January


Greek: defending men. (died c.440) Abbot, founder of the Acremetre (Greek: without sleep), monks of Asiatic origin. He converted by a miracle the governor of Edessa, Saint Rabulas. In the desert he converted 30 robbers and changed their den into a monastery. He also founded a monastery on the Euphrates. With 300 monks, he settled at Gomon in Bithynia, and divided them into six choirs to sing the Divine Office, so that it might ascend ceaselessly, night and day. Feast, 15 January.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Alexander”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 27 July 2012. Web. 19 January 2019. <>