New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Alexius


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. 6 October 2015. <>