This year I've decided to sketch many of The Great Holy Men and Women of the Church. Come along with me on this journey as we get to know our elder brothers and sisters in faith.
"And therefore we also having so great a cloud of witnesses over our head, laying aside every weight and sin which surrounds us, let us run by patience to the fight proposed to us," Heb 12:1
Albert the Great
Albert the Great [Latin: Albertvs Magnvs]
(before 1200 – November 15, 1280). He was born to a wealthy German family, and educated in philosophy at the University of Padua, where he eventually decided to join the Dominican Order. He was a professor for many years at the University of Paris where he mentored the young Thomas Aquinas. His interests were vast, and he experimented greatly with chemistry, astronomy and even musical composition. He was ultimately appointed as the Metropolitan of Regensburg by Pope Alexander IV of Rome.