Saints of the Day – Alexander, Martyr


3rd century. Saint Alexander was martyred under Decius. The Roman Martyrology says that he was “glorious for his venerable age.” Some writers have identified him with Saint Alexander of Jerusalem (Benedictines). In art Saint Alexander is a venerable early Christian who was crucified. He may be shown trampling upon a pagan altar before the emperor or overthrowing an idol (Roeder).

MLA Citation

  • Katherine I Rabenstein. Saints of the Day, 1998. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 November 2021. Web. 30 November 2021. <>