July 17- Saint Alexius of Rome: Patron Saint of Travelers

Saint Alexius of Rome (Feast Date: July 17)

Extract from Saint Alexius of Rome: “The only son of a wealthy Christian Roman senator. The young man wanted to devote himself to God, but his parents arranged a marriage for him. On his wedding day his fiancee agreed to release him and let him follow his vocation. He fled his parent’s home disguised as a beggar, and lived near a church in Syria. A vision of Our Lady at the church pointed him out as exceptionally holy, calling him the “Man of God”. This drew attention to him, which caused him to return to Rome, Italy where he would not be known. He came as a beggar to his own home. His parents did not recognize him, but were kind to all the poor, and let him stay there. Alexis lived for seventeen years in a corner under the stairs, praying, and teaching catechism to small children. At his death an unseen voice was heard to proclaim him ‘The Man of God’, and afterwards his family found a note on his body which told them who he was and how he had lived his life of penance from the day of his wedding until then, for the love of God”.  See PICTURE of Saint Alexis. See also:  Alexius of Rome (multilingual,) St. Alexius (EN), San Alejo mendigo (SP), Sant’ Alessio mendicante (IT), Saint Alexis de Rome, confesseur et mendiant 404 (FR), Święty Aleksy, wyznawca (PO), Video: Saint Alexius of Rome (July 17).


We, at the CTF/SOS DRS have prayed for the intercession of St. Alexius of Rome on behalf of those affected by the following catastrophes:

Road Accidents in Eastern Europe (October 12, 2010) (Europe) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: October 25 – November 7, 2010.

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