- Alessandro I
Roman citizen. Pope in the reign of Emperor Trajan. Baptized Saint Balbina of Rome. He inserted in the Canon of the Mass the words commemorative of the institution of the Eucharist beginning “Qui pridie”. Introduced the use of blessing water mixed with salt for the purification of Christian homes from evil influences. Martyr. While in prison awaiting execution, he converted the criminals who became the Martyrs of Ostia.
- burned and beheaded 3 May between 113 and 119 (sources vary on the year) on the Via Nomentana in Rome, Italy
- relics transferred to Freising in Bavaria in 834
- man with his chest pierced with nails or spikes
- “Pope Saint Alexander I“. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 February 2016. Web. 4 May 2016. <>