Window depicting Saint Albert with the Christ Child at the Carmelite Curia in Rome
Albert was born in Trapani, Sicily in the thirteenth century. Having joined the Carmelites and been ordained a priest, he soon became famous for his preaching and miracles. He was provincial in Sicily in 1296, and died at Messina, probably in 1307, with a reputation for purity and prayer.
In 2007 the Carmelite Family celebrated the 700th anniversary of Saint Albert, known as one of the 'Fathers of the Order'. A number of articles were published studying his life and legacy; please click here to download an English translation of these articles in PDF format.
you made St. Albert of Trapani
a model of purity and prayer,
and a devoted servant of Our Lady.
May we practise these same virtues
and so be worthy always
to share the banquet of your grace.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.