Blessed Albert of Pontida

Blessed Albert of PontidaAlso known as

  • Albert Prezzati



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, and c.1079, he returned to Pontida, Italy where he founded the Cluniac abbey of Saint James. Its first abbot was Saint Vitus of Pontida who served while Albert studied the Cluniac reform in France. When Vitus died, Albert took over for as the second abbot.



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  • “Blessed Albert of Pontida“. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 August 2019. Web. 17 January 2022. <>