Saint Alban of Mainz

Also known as

  • Albano di Magonza
  • Albinus of Mainz

Memorial

Profile

Priest. Worked with Saint Ursus. The two fled Naxos, Greece to Naples, Italy to escape Arian persecution. Saint Ambrose of Milan sent them on to Gaul and Germany to evangelize the pagans there. Ursus was killed on the way, but Alban continued to Mainz, Germany. He became famous as a preacher, converting many, and opposing Arianism. Martyred by invading Vandals.

Born

Died

  • c.400 by pagan Vandals at Hanum, Germany
  • his body was beheaded post-mortem

Canonized

Patronage

Representation

  • holding his severed head
Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Alban of Mainz“. Saints.SQPN.com. 26 May 2014. Web. 14 July 2014. <>