(Albert, Audebertus, Authbert) (Saint) Bishop (December 13) (7th century) One of the greatest and most illustrious Bishops and Saints of his age in the North of France. Appointed in the year 633 Bishop of the United Sees of Cambrai and Arras, his position and character enabled him to enlist the services of princes and conspicuous personages in spreading the Faith through the vast districts committed to his pastoral care. He built many churches and monasteries, and others were founded by the converts to Christianity he was daily making. King Dagobert chose him for his adviser in temporal, no less than in spiritual matters. After a glorious Episcopate of thirty-six years he passed away, about A.D. 669, and was buried in the church of Saint Peter near Cambrai, to which later an Abbey was attached.