Monday, September 17, 2007

St Albert the Lawgiver

. . . .a.k.a., St Albert of Jerusalem or St Albert of Vercelli, for he was both the composer of the Carmelite Rule and the bishop of those two places in succession.

I posted this about him last year. It included this sentence:

"He was stabbed to death on September 14, 1214 during a liturgical procession in Acre by the Master of the Hospital of the Holy Spirit whom he had dismissed for his licentious life."

So, bishops have always needed courage to do their duty. A worthy patron for the 21st century Catholic Church in the U.S.