St. Albert the Great


 
Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 11/15


Patron Of: Medical Technicians, Scientists, Students, Philosophers, School Children, Natural Sciences, World Youth Day

Also known as

    * Albert of Regensburg
    * Erhart of Regensburg
    * Erhard von Regensburg
    * Erhard of Ratisbon

Memorial

    * 8 January

Profile

    Missionary bishop. Evangelized in Bavaria, Germany working mainly around modern Regensburg. Assisted the archbishop of Trier, Germany. Bishop of Regensburg. Miracle worker. Baptized Saint Odilia of Alsace, which cured her congenital blindness. After his death a group of women formed a religious group called Erardinonnen (Nuns of Erhard) to pray perpetually at Erhard’s tomb; Pope Leo IX gave them his approval, and they continued until the Reformation.

Born

    * 7th century Irish

Died

    * c.686 of natural causes
    * interred at Regensburg, Germany
    * his crozier is preserved as a relic in the parish church in Neidemunster

Canonized

    * Pre-Congregation

Patronage

    * against cattle diseases
    * against eye diseases
    * against eye problems
    * against plague
    * bakers
    * cobblers
    * hospitals
    * shoemakers

 



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