Book of Saints – Alexander – 26 August


ALEXANDER (Saint) Martyr (August 26) (3rd century) A Tribune in the Theban Legion who, being arrested and condemned to death, made his escape from the prison at Milan, but was retaken outside the walls of Bergamo and there beheaded, it is said, in the presence of Maximin Herculeus himself (A.D. 297). The Acts of the Martyr are preserved at Bergamo, where his relics are enshrined in the Cathedral.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Alexander”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 24 May 2012. Web. 25 September 2020. <>