Phrases from Saint Albert the Great

St. Albert showed throughout his life that science and reason allow us to know and to go deeper into the horizon of faith. 

Newsroom (November 15, 2021, 9:40 PM, Gaudium Press) Today the Church celebrates the liturgical memorial of St. Albert the Great.

Doctor of the Church and master of the Angelic Doctor, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Albert is known for his love of science and study.

For this reason, we propose to reflect and meditate throughout the day on some of his statements:

Phrases and reflections of St. Albert the Great

1. The strength of the soul should be used to reach the perfection of love.

2. The good thing in life is to contemplate the simplicity of things and realize that the simple is absolutely masterful.

3. Poetry, inducing men to admiration, is a source of philosophy

4. Just as there is no evil without punishment, there is no good without reward

5. I have never gone out to mix with the world without losing something of myself

6. My ultimate intention is in the science of God

7. There are three kinds of fullness: that of a vessel that retains and does not give; that of the channel that gives and does not retain; that of the source that creates, retains, and gives.

Prayer to Saint Albert the Great

O God, source of all wisdom, who communicated great science and holiness to St. Albert the Great, grant that all Christian teachers and scientists, with the help of St. Albert, together with human and natural knowledge, may know how to transmit to their students also the divine science that is summed up in justice and charity or love for God and neighbor.

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O God, through the intercession of Saint Albert the Great, bless teachers and students.
We ask you this, through Jesus Christ, your Son, in the Unity of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Saint Albert the Great, pray for us.

Compiled by Sarah Gangl

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