St. Albert the Great (ca. 1206 – November 15, 1280)
Canonized: December 16, 1939 by Pope Pius XI
Feast Day: November 15
Patron Saint of Scientists & Philosophers
Today is the Feast Day of St. Albert the Great (Albertus Magnus), O.P. St. Albert was a German Dominican friar, who was one of St. Thomas Aquinas’ teachers. His study of science & philosophy was way ahead of his time. St. Albert is one of only 35 saints with the distinction of being called a Doctor of the Church.
Prayer to St. Albert the Great
Dear Scientist and Doctor of the Church,
natural science always led you to the higher science of God.
Though you had an encyclopedia knowledge,
it never made you proud,
for you regarded it as a gift of God.
Inspire scientists to use their gifts well
in studying the wonders of creation,
thus bettering the lot of the human race,
and rendering greater glory to God.
Pax et bonum,
Anthony “Tony Mangia” Scillia