Born to the Italian nobility. Soldier in the army of Bergamo, Italy. Severely wounded in battle, he made the common offer to enter religious life if he was healed. Albert recovered, made a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostella, became a Benedictine monk, founded the abbey of Saint James in Pontida, Italy, served as its first abbot, and placed it under the supervision of Saint Hugh of Cluny.
- 1 May 1095
- relics initially enshrined at Santa Maria Maggiore church in Bergamo, Italy
- relics returned to the abbey in Pontida, Italy in 1928
- “Blessed Albert of Pontida“. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 September 2016. Web. 27 April 2017. <>