ALBERT THE GREAT (Blessed) Bishop (November 15) (13th century) The famous Dominican philosopher and theologian who had Saint Thomas Aquinas for his pupil and whose own works place him in the first ranks of Mediaeval Schoolmen. A German by birth, after refusing many Ecclesiastical dignities, content to serve in his own Order, he was constrained by the Pope to accept the Bishopric of Ratisbon; but, after three years of able and successful pastoral work, was allowed to retire to his convent at Cologne, where he died A.D. 1280, being then in his eighty-eighth year. His works are published in twenty-six folio volumes.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Albert the Great”. , 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 November 2016. Web. 24 January 2017. <>