Blessed Albert of Pontida

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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, founded the abbey of Saint James in Pontida, Italy, served as its first abbot, and placed it under the supervision of Saint Hugh of Cluny.

Died

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Albert of Pontida“. Saints.SQPN.com. 31 August 2014. Web. 22 October 2014. <>