New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Alexius

detail of a stained glass window depicting the discovery of the death of Saint Alexius of Rome, date unknown, artist unknown; Church of Saint Sulpice, Bugue, Dordogne, France; photographed on 15 September 2012 by Father Igor; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

Confessor, born, Rome; died 417. He was a recluse famed for his sanctity. According to legend he secretly left his wife on the night of their wedding, and after seventeen years at Edessa returned to Rome, living hidden in his father’s house until his death. Patron of the Alexians, and of beggars, pilgrims, and belt-makers. Feast, Roman Calendar, 17 July.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Alexius”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 29 July 2012. Web. 29 November 2015. <>