Thursday, November 15, 2007
St. Albert the Great
Albert was born in Germany around 1200. He studied at the University of Padua and joined the Dominicans in 1229. He taught theology at the University of Paris and Thomas Aquinas was his student. Later, Albert was sent to Colonge to teach the Dominicans and was appointed bishop of Ratisbon against his wishes. He resigned after four years and returned to teaching. In 1931 he was declared a doctor of the Church. He is patron saint of scientists. He is a good patron for all teachers!
From the Book of Wisdom: "Wisdom penetrates and pervades all things by reason of her purity. For she is an aura of the might of God and a pure effusion of the glory of the Almighty, therefore nought that is sullied enters into her."
Wisdom also "produces friends of God and prophets. For there is nought God loves, be it not one who dwells with Wisdom."
May Albert the Great, noted for his wisdom, help us to "dwell with Wisdom".