Saint Albert the Great (1200-1280)

November 15, 2017
Saint Albert the Great (1200-1280)
Readings of the day: RB 37Mass: Wisdom 6:1-11; Resp. Psalm 82; Luke 17:11-19

FOR THOSE IN POWER A RIGOROUS SCRUTINY IMPENDS.(Wisdom 6:3)
Albert the Great, Universal Doctor, lover of wisdom—a man with power and in power—power he used for the glory of God. Born into a noble, German family, Albert joined the Dominicans at the age of 23. Scholar and teacher, Albert taught Thomas Aquinas, became a Master at Paris, organized a house of studies, was prior provincial of Germany, and, in 1260, became bishop of Ratisbon. After resigning as bishop, Albert focused on teaching and writing. He authored treatises on astronomy, chemistry, geography, and physiology. His theological works include a Summa and a commentary on the Sentences of Peter Lombard. (see D. Farmer, Oxford Dictionary of the Saints, 10-11)
Albert was scrutinized through the canonization process. (the process is well presented in R. Fisichella’s slim volume, I Met Paul VI: The Pope by Those Who Knew Him) Canonized by Pope Pius XI in 1931, Albert was named both a Doctor of the Church and the patron of the natural sciences.For those who keep the holy precepts hallowed shall be found holy,and those learned in them will have a ready response.Desire therefore my words; long for them and you shall be instructed.(Wisdom 6:10)
In all circumstances, give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.ALLELUIA, ALLELUIA.
SAINT ALBERT THE GREAT,PRAY FOR US.
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