St. Albert the Great

Feast Days: November 15
Time Period: 1280
Place: Germany and France
Patronage: Scientists, teacher, baker

Known as the “teacher of everything there is to know,” St. Albert the Great was a scientist long before the age of science experimenting in chemistry and physics and building up a collection of plants, insects and chemical compounds. St. Albert was convinced that all creation spoke of God even the tiniest piece of scientific knowledge told of God. Besides the Bible, St. Albert believed God had given us the book of creation to reveal his wisdom and power. St. Albert was the teacher and mentor of St. Thomas Aquinas, the bishop of Regensberg Germany, an advisor and friend to popes, bishops, kings and statesmen. He took part in the Council of Lyons and in his old age traveled to Paris to defend the teaching of Thomas Aquinas.

I have never gone out to mingle with the world without losing something of myself.