Saint Albert Joins the Dominicans
Albert joined the monastery and became a teacher. He gave lectures in theology in 1241 at the University of Paris. The Dominicans assigned Saint Albert to form a learning center in Cologne for the monks of the order. He brought together many new theologians of the time, including, St. Thomas Aquinas to be his students.
Saint Albert the Great was made Bishop of Regensberg in 1260. Three years later, he became the papal advisor and traveling diplomat. After resigning his position in Cologne in 1274, he participated in the Council of Lyons. Even as an old man he traveled to Paris to help defend one of his prized pupils, Thomas Aquinas.
At the right is a picture of St. Albert. It is a fresco entitled, “Albertus Magnus” by Tommaso da Modena – 1352.