St. Albert the Great

by; Molly Cash, Jacqueline Cronen, and Katelyn Warren

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Things You Need To Know

St. Albert was born sometime before 1200 in Swabia, Germany into a wealthy family. Albert was the oldest son. He studied at the University of Padua. When he was 17, he left to join the Dominicans, even though his family was against it. Albert became influenced by his faith when he had a vision of Mary, who convinced him to enter Holy Orders. He worked as a teacher, administrator, and bishop. He because he walked long journeys he was nicknamed the bishop with boots. Albert traveled a lot, from France to Germany. He was very smart and liked astronomy, mineralogy, zoology, chemistry and biology. He wrote books about logic, metaphysics, mathematics and theology. He is also called doctor of the church

Saint Albert Magnus (St. Albert the Great), was a Dominican bishop, philosopher, teacher, he established the study of nature, he was the most prolific writer of his century, and he was the only scholar at his age to be called “THE GREAT” before his death. He joined the Dominican Order Padua in 1223. Before 1245, though, he was sent to the Dominican order of Saint-Jacques, which is at the University of Paris, when he was there he was in contact with the teachings of Aristotle, that had been recently was translated from Greek and Arabic. At Saint-Jacques he taught about the Bible for two years. For another two years, he taught he taught on Peter Lombard’s “Sentences” and a theological textbook about the medieval universe. In 1245 he graduated as a master of the theological faculty and obtained the Dominican chair “for foreigners.” He was important because he was very smart, taught people a lot about science, and other subjects. He is one of the few saints know as a “Doctor of the Church”.

St. Albert was a scientist before the age of science. He had a love of how philosophy and faith tied together. People considered him a doctor and teacher of the Catholic Church. In his later years, he became a bishop. After being St. Albert the Great, he later became known as St. Thomas Aquinas. He devoted his life to traveling, teaching, writing, and peaching. His feast day is November 15. He was known for his intelligence and he had a vision of Mary telling him that he would be brilliant, and he was. He was canonized on December 16, 1931.

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Saint Albert The Great - November 15