St. Albert the Great, November 15th
He was born in Germany in 1206. He studied at the University of Padua, Italy. There he met Beatified Jordan of Saxony, who invited him to be a religious with the Dominican Fathers. Albert accepted and stood out as a professor in Germany, in Paris and in several other universities.
He wrote 38 volumes, on all subjects: Theology, philosophy, geography, chemistry, astronomy, etc. He was a truly living encyclopedia. His life brings together many facets: scientist and theologian, friar and mystic, bishop and doctor of the Church... Patron saint of scientists, he is also considered one of the greatest geniuses of the West Christianity. In him we have a model of a believing scientist: he did not conceive of any conflict between science and religion.