Saint of the Day – 26 February – Saint Alexander of Alexandria

The Memorial of Saint Alexander of Alexandria

Saint Alexander of Alexandria Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization DateMatrimony/Holy OrdersBishops who became Saints

Saint Alexander of Alexandria brief life History

Date of Birth 3rd Century
Country of Birth Egypt in Africa
Profession Bishop of Alexandria, Egypt
Place of Work Alexandria, Egypt
Date of Death February 326
Place of Death Alexandria, Egypt
Feast Day 26 February
Beatification By Pre-Congregation
Canonization By Pre-Congregation
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Saint Alexander of Alexandria Short life History

Saint Alexander of Alexandria was also known as Alessandro di Alessandria

He was known as a pious youth. He was Bishop of Alexandria, Egypt in 313. Worked against Arianism, and excommunicated Arius when he preached in the area around Alexandria.

Comparatively little is known of Alexander’s early years. During his time as a priest he experienced the bloody persecutions of Christians by Emperors Galerius and Maximinus Daia.

Alexander became patriarch on the passing of Achillas of Alexandria, whose own remarkably short reign was thought by some to have been brought about by his breaking the command of his own predecessor, Peter of Alexandria, to never readmit Arius into communion.

Today’s Catholic Quote:

He was Key figure in the Council of Nicaea in 325. He was Patriarch of Alexandria and Doctor of the Church.

Saint Alexander of Alexandria
Alexander of Alexandria