St. Albert the Great

16th century
Church of St. Peter Martyr, Murano, Italy

The saint is identified in the inscription as a "blessed" rather than a saint. He was not canonized until the 20th century. As a scholar, a bishop, and a Dominican, he is identified here and in other images by a book, a black-over-white Dominican habit, and a mitre and crozier.

The inscription above may be translated "Here is a saintly Christian. He was great theologian [and] a monarch of natural science.

This is part of a decorative strip of several frescos below the clerestory in the church. They are in excellent condition because they were covered over for centuries and only rediscovered in the 1920s.

Paul de Loë published a catalog of works on Albert's life and writings, along with a 1483 vita, in Analecta Bollandiana, XIX (1900), 257-85; XX, 273-316.

Feast day: November 15.

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Photographed at the church by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.