Bishop, Confessor and Doctor

He was German, and while studying in Padua he entered the newly founded Order of Sanit Dominic. His privileged intelligence led to the study of natural sciences, philosophical speculation and sacred Theology: a marvelous set in which the “universal Doctor” excels over other Doctors. In Paris he had as a disciple Saint Thomas Aquinas. Appointed Bishop of Regensburg, he resigned his see and devoted himself to various legations, for the good of the Church, and to write numerous books on all sciences. With them he joined fervent devotion to Jesus Christ in the Sacrament and love for his Mother Mary. He died a holy death in Cologne.

Pope Pius XII declared him the Patron of those who cultivate the natural sciences.

V/. Saint Albert the Great.
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