Thursday, October 1, 2020

Blessed Alexandru Rusu – Saint of the Day – May 9

Bl. Alexandru Rusu Biography

Bl. Alexandru Rusu Profile. Born: 22 November 1884 in Romania, Europe. Worked in Romania. Died: 9 May 1963 in Romania. Feast Day is celebrated on May 9.


The Memorial of Bl. Alexandru Rusu – Saint of the Day

Bl. Alexandru Rusu Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth

22 November 1884

Country of Birth

Romania in Europe

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Blesseds who were Bishop



Place of Work


Date of Death

9 May 1963

Place of Death


Feast Day

May 9


Beatified by Pope Francis on 2 June 2019


Canonized by N/A

Patron Saint of


Blessed’s Biography

Blessed Alexandru Rusu was One of the twelve children of a priest of the Municipality of Saulia, Mures, Romania. He was ordained a priest in the Romanian Greek-Catholic rite on July 20, 1910. Alexandru was chosen as the first bishop of Maramures, Romania on October 17, 1930. For having challenged the anti-Christian authorities, Bishop Alexandru was arrested in October 1948. Alexandru was confined first in the monasteries and was finally sent to Sighet prison.
Alexandru was eventually “tried” by a military tribunal in 1957 who declared him guilty of treason for being loyal to the Catholic church, sentenced him to 25 years and sent him to Gherla prison where he died.
Blessed Alexandru Rusu
Blessed Alexandru Rusu

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