St. Albertus Magnus
St. Albert the Great
He was born in 1200 in Lauingen, Germany and died on November 15, 1280 in Cologne, German. St. Albertus Magnus was the eldest son of a wealthy German Lord. He was in Italy in 1222 where he was present when a terrible earthquake struck in Lombardyin. He prepared for his pious life by going to college at University of Padua and joining the Dominican order in 1223.He was attracted by the teachings of Jordan of Saxony who was the head of the Order. He was very hard working and devoted to god.
He was canonized on December 16, 1931. His Feast day is November 15. He joined the Dominican order in 1223. Albertus was lecturing on the bible and on peter Lombard’s sentences at the Dominican. He taught in Cologne. He was a German Philosopher and naturalist. He went to Paris to carry out the writings of Thomas Aquinas who was his teacher. He joined the Dominican order in 1223. By Albertus was lecturing on the bible and on peter Lombard’s sentences at the Dominican convent of saint Jacques at the University of Paris. He taught for four years at Saint-Jacques. He was a bishop and a monk.
Albert was very famous for his lectures. He also was famous for writing and teaching. Today, he has 37 volumes of books. His feast day is on November 15. He was canonized on December 16, 1931. People benefited from his existence from his teachings in school and in life. Also they benefited from his lectures and writings about life. We celebrate him at school by, having a mass for him, eating treats at the end of the day, and also praying to him. The most impressive thing about St. Albert is that he learned so many subjects in school, then went back and taught those subjects.
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