New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Alexander – 11 August

detail from an antique Italian hold card of Saint Alexander the Charcoal BurnerArticle

(c.250) Martyr, Bishop of Comana in Pontus. He was known as the “Charcoal Burner,” because he assumed that occupation to escape worldly honors. Gregory Thaumaturgus discovered his merits, and he was made bishop. He was burned to death in the persecution of Decius. Patron of charcoal burners. Feast, 11 August.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Alexander”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 27 July 2012. Web. 16 May 2021. <>