Blessed Albert of Siena

Memorial

Profile

Pilgrim to Rome, Venice, Pugulia and Mount Gargano in Italy, Compostella in Spain, and the Holy Lands. Camaldolese hermit. Beginning on 6 January 1156, he became a spiritual student of Blessed William of Maleval and lived an extremely ascetic life; he ate little, slept on the ground, and when he felt tempted, would roll in a pile of nettles. Miracle worker. He later wrote a biography of Blessed William, buried him after his passing, and built a small church and group of hermit cells over the grave.

Born

Died

  • c.1181 of natural causes

Representation

  • man with a rabbit in or on his sleeve, a reference to an incident in which a rabbit ran to him for protection from hunters
Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Albert of Siena“. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 December 2018. Web. 13 December 2018. <>