Feast day Saint Albert the Great: 15 November

November 9, 2015 – 12:09 pm
ACU Library

This Sunday, 15th November is the feast day of Saint Albert the Great.

Saint Albert the Great is one of the patron saints of The Faculty of Education and Arts. A Dominican Friar, Albert was a scientist long before the age of science, and an adviser to popes, bishops, kings, and statesmen. He is one of only 35 Doctors of the Church.

painting of face of Saint Albert the Great

What are Patron Saints?

Patron Saints are often touted as those who can intercede in heaven on our behalf, or advocate for a cause.  Yet more importantly, our Patron Saints help and inspire us to follow the example of their lives.

At Australian Catholic University (ACU) traditions are important, and to that end, we have decided that the University have a Patron Saint, and that each of the University’s faculties will have a Patron Saint – to help us carry the spirit of faith, learning and justice in all that we do.

These Patron Saints are deemed to be special protectors in a specific area, through either tradition, custom, or by declarations of the Church (taken from the ACU Patron Saint webpage)

 

Text and images relating to Saint Albert the Great from:
Australian Catholic University. (2015). Faculty Patron Saints. Retrieved from http://www.acu.edu.au/about_acu/our_university/catholic_identity/patron_saints/campuses

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