Albert of Bergamo

Albert Of Bergamo was a monk of the Third Order of St. Dominic. He gave at a very early age tokens of his future eminence in holiness. At the age of seven he devoted himself to prayer and fasting. Later he assisted his father in his agricultural labors; and, to satisfy his parents, took a wife, who was displeased with his charities. After a time he retired to Cremona, and shortly after took the monastic vows. He went on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, and died May 7, 1279. His body was buried under the choir of the church where he had spent much of his time in prayer. Benedict XIV permitted his festival to be observed by the Dominicans and the clergy of Bergamo and Cremona.

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