Saints of the Day – Albert of Cashel, Bishop

Saint Albert of CashelArticle

7th century; feast day formerly January 8. A 12th-century vita describes Saint Albert with the pun: “by race an Angle, in speech an angel’ (natione Anglus, conversatione angelus). According to rather unreliable accounts, Saint Albert was an Englishman who labored in or was archbishop of Cashel, Ireland, and afterwards evangelized Bavaria with Saint Erhard. He made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem and died shortly after his return to Ratisbon (Regensburg, Germany). Unfortunately, the diocese of Cashel did not exist then, so even his existence is doubted. He is the patron saint of Cashel, Ireland (Attwater2, Benedictines, Coulson, Encyclopedia).

MLA Citation

  • Katherine I Rabenstein. Saints of the Day, 1998. CatholicSaints.Info. 23 September 2021. Web. 29 November 2021. <>