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. 25 July 2012. Web. 26 May 2015. <>