Pope Saint Alexander I

Also known as

  • Alessandro I

Memorial

Profile

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.

Born

Papal Ascension

  • between 106 and 109 (sources vary)

Died

Canonized

Representation

  • man with his chest pierced with nails or spikes
Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Pope Saint Alexander I“. Saints.SQPN.com. 21 April 2014. Web. 18 September 2014. <>