Book of Saints – Albert – 21 November

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ALBERT (Saint) Bishop Martyr (November 21) (12th century) The son of Godfrey III and brother of Henry, Duke of Lorraine and Brabant. Choosing the clerical profession, he was appointed to the Cathedral Chapter of Li6ge, of which Diocese he became Archdeacon. His virtues were such as to recommend him as the successor of his Bishop, Radulphus, though his promotion was opposed both by Baldwin, Count of Hainault, and by Henry VI, Emperor of Germany. Saint Albert appealed to Rome, whither he travelled in disguise Pope Celestine not only declared his election to the See of Liege perfectly legitimate, but further raised him to the dignity of Cardinal. Consecrated at Rheims by the Archbishop and awaiting there an opportunity of returning to his Bishopric, he was lured outside the city walls by some creatures of the Emperor, who pretended to be, like himself, victims of persecution, and murdered by them (A.D. 1192). Of his relics part are at Liege and part at Louvain.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Albert”. Book of Saints, 1921. Saints.SQPN.com. May 2012. Web. 21 April 2014. <http://saints.sqpn.com/book-of-saints-albert-21-november/>