Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Saint Albert the Great Feast Day – November 15 – Saint of the Day

The Memorial of Saint Albert the Great, Bishop and Doctor

Saint Albert the Great, Bishop and Doctor is the Patron Saint of

1. Cincinnati, Ohio;
2. Medical technicians;
3. Natural sciences;
4. Philosophers;
5. Scientists;
6. Students

Saint Albert the Great Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization Date, Matrimony/Holy Orders, Bishops who became Saints

Today’s Readings – Year B

Saint Albert the Great, Bishop and Doctor brief life History

Date of Birth 1200 AD
Country of Birth Germany in Europe
Profession Bishop, and Doctor of the Church
Place of Work Cologne, Germany
Date of Death November 15, 1280
Place of Death Cologne, Holy Roman Empire
Saint Albert the Great Feast Day November 15
Beatification By Pope Gregory XV in 1622 in Rome, Papal States
Canonization By Pope Pius XI in 1931 in Vatican City
Patron Saint of 1. Cincinnati, Ohio;
2. Medical technicians;
3. Natural sciences;
4. Philosophers;
5. Scientists;
6. Students

Saint Albert the Great Feast Day Short life History

Albertus Magnus, also known as Saint Albert the Great and Albert of Cologne, was a German Catholic Dominican friar and bishop. He was later canonised as a Catholic saint, he was known during his lifetime as Doctor universalis and Doctor expertus and, late in his life, the sobriquet Magnus was appended to his name. The Catholic Church distinguishes him as one of the 36 Doctors of the Church.

He is called “the Great”, and “Doctor Universalis” (Universal Doctor), in recognition of his extraordinary genius and extensive knowledge, for he was proficient in every branch of learning cultivated in his day, and surpassed all his contemporaries, except perhaps Roger Bacon (1214-94), in the knowledge of nature. Ulrich Engelbert, a contemporary, calls him the wonder and the miracle of his age: “Vir in omni scientia adeo divinus, ut nostri temporis stupor et miraculum congrue vocari possit”

Among the last of his labors was the defense of the orthodoxy of his former pupil, Thomas Aquinas, whose death in 1274 grieved Albert (the story that he traveled to Paris in person to defend the teachings of Aquinas can not be confirmed).

After suffering a collapse of health in 1278, he died on November 15, 1280, in the Dominican convent in Cologne, Germany.

Today’s Saint Albert the Great Feast Day Quote:

During the exercise of his duties he enhanced his reputation for humility by refusing to ride a horse, in accord with the dictates of the Order, instead traversing his huge diocese on foot.

Saint Albert the Great Feast Day
Saint Albert the Great Feast Day