The early Christians of the third century suffered from
persecution and fear of death. Saint Alexandra, who
lived at this time, kept her Christian faith a secret,
worshipping Jesus Christ in private. Many Christians
of the time did the same thing. They were afraid to
profess their faith openly.
Christian persecution continued and Saint Alexandra's
husband, the Emperor Diocletian was one of the cruelest
persecutors. Many Christians were martyred under his
direction and St.
George was one of them. While torturing St. George,
many Christians were inspired to profess their faith
in public and many others converted to Christianity.
Saint Alexandra Professes Her Faith
Saint Alexandra rushed into the arena and approached
St. George declaring her faith that Jesus was the Son
of God. Her husband immediately sentenced her to death
along with St. George and hundreds of other Christians.
Saint Alexandra's Courage Is an Inspiration
It's hard to imagine what St. Alexandra went through
the day she decided to openly profess her Christian
faith but she is an inspiration to all Christians around
the world. There is no need to fear death because Jesus
promises all Christians eternal life with Him in Heaven.
A St. Alexandra medal or St. Alexandra necklace is worn
by Christians today to give courage and inspiration
to sing the praises of Jesus
to all people. The St. Alexandra pendant offers courage
and strength to live the way of Christ no matter what
Prayer to Christian Martyrs
Bring all our fellow citizens to a knowledge and
love of the truth. Make us zealous in the profession
of our faith so that we may continue and perfect the
work which you have begun with so much labor and suffering.
Pray for our homes, our school, our missions, for
vocations, for the conversion of sinners, the return
of those who have wandered from the fold, and the perseverance
of all the Faithful. And foster a deeper and increasing
unity among all Christians. Amen.