kids encyclopedia robot

St. Alban facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Saint Alban
StAlban.jpg
Saint Alban
Martyr
Born unknown
Verulamium
Died disputed: 22 June 209, c.251 or 304
Holywell Hill (formerly Holmhurst Hill), St Albans
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church; Anglican Communion; Eastern Orthodox Church
Major shrine Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban
Feast 22 June
Attributes Soldier with a very large cross and a sword
Patronage converts, refugees, torture victims

St. Alban was the first British Christian martyr. He was a Roman soldier who converted to Christianity.

The bones of St. Alban were kept in a shrine in St. Albans Abbey. They were stolen during the 19th century. The town of St. Albans is named after him.

Images for kids

kids search engine
St. Alban Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.