Skip to main content

Popes Bio

Alexander IV - (1254-1261)

Saint Biography

Elected to the papacy in 1254, Rinaldo, the count of Segni, took the name Alexander IV. A native of Anagni, he was born in 1199 and became a cardinal deacon in 1227. In 1231, he was made Read More

Catholic Encyclopedia

Pope from 1254-61 (Rinaldo Conti), of the house of Segni, which had already given two illustrious sons to the Papacy, Innocent III and Gregory IX, date of birth uncertain; died 25 May, 1261, at Viterbo. He was created Cardinal-Deacon, in 1227, by his uncle Gregory IX, and four years later Cardinal-Bishop of Ostia. Gregory also bequeathed to him his solicitude for the Franciscan Order , which he ... Read More


Newsletter Sign Up

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Hebrews 10:19-25
We have then, brothers, complete confidence through the blood ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 24:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
[Psalm Of David] To Yahweh belong the earth and all it ... Read More

Gospel, Mark 4:21-25
He also said to them, 'Is a lamp brought in to be put under a ... Read More

Saint of the Day

January 29 Saint of the Day

Sts. Sarbelius & Barbea
January 29: Two martyrs, brother and sister, who were put to death at Edessa ... Read More