Saint Alexis of Rome Early Fifth century. Feast Day: July 17.
Alexis, the son of a Roman senator, fled his wedding to become a beggar. After living in Edessa and earning the reputation for great sanctity, he returned to his home in Rome. His family did not recognize him in his ragged state and allowed him to live under their staircase. By the time of his death, the King (with crown), the Cardinal (in red), and the Pope (with the triple tiara) all recognized his holiness and came to pay him tribute.