Feast day: 3rd May
When did St. Alexander I live: in the first and second century
Biography of St. Alexander:
Alexander was the fifth Pope after St. Peter. According to tradition, he converted many to Christianity, especially the nobility of Rome. It is believed that Alexander introduced the commemoration of the Last Supper into the mass as well as the custom of blessing houses with water. Apparently, he repeatedly has vision of the infant Jesus. Alexander Pope is often confused with another Alexander, martyr, who was beheaded under Trajan. St. Alexander was Pope from 107 until 115 when he died.
Patronage: St Alexander I is patron saint against goiter and scrofula
Statues and wooden sculptures representing St. Alexander I - portrayal, imagery and emblem: St. Alexander is shown as Pope with papal cross, papal crown, cross around his neck and books at his feet.