St. Albert of Trapani – (c.1250-1306)
Also known as St. Albert of Sicily. Albert was born of Benedict degli Abati and Joan Palizi, both of whom promised to consecrate him to the Lord. Albert’s parents promised that if they were blessed with a son, he would be dedicated to Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Educated in a Carmelite monastery, and joined the order at age 18. Teacher in the monastery. Mendicant preacher to the Sicilians, making many conversions; especially devoted to, and successful with, Sicilian Jews. Miracle worker. Sicilian Carmelite provincial in 1257, and worked both as preacher and administrator. Albert was among the first Carmelite saints venerated by the Order.
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