Book of Saints – Albert – 14 September


ALBERT (Blessed) Bishop Martyr (September 14) (13th century) An Italian Bishop of the Order of Canons Regular who, after governing the Sees of Bobbio and Vercelli and labouring strenuously to reconcile the German Emperor with the Holy See, became, under Innocent III, Patriarch of Jerusalem. The Holy City having unhappily again fallen under the sway of the Infidels, Blessed Albert established his See at Acre, and for eight years until his death (A.D. 1214), distinguished himself for piety and pastoral zeal. At the request of Saint Brocard, he composed a wise and accepted Rule for the Carmelite Order. He was assassinated by an evil-liver whom he had, as was his duty, sternly rebuked, and has since been venerated as a Martyr.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Albert”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 November 2016. Web. 23 September 2020. <>