Albert the Great, bishop and doctor – November 15th
St Albert the Great (d. 1280, Cologne, Germany) (Relics: Cologne, Germany)
First Class Relics
Sankt Andreas (Saint Andrew)
50667 Cologne, Germany
*The remains of St Albert the Great rest within a tomb in the crypt of this church.
*Also an arm of St Andrew rests within a reliquary located in the back of the choir in the main body of this church. It was placed here in 1997.
*The city of Cologne is also noted for its connection to a number of other prominent relics and traditions. The remains of the Three Kings are said to rest within a magnificent golden reliquary located in the apse of the Cologne Cathedral. Blessed John Duns Scotus is buried within a tomb in the church called the Minoritenkirche. Also it was here in this city that St Thomas Aquinas studied theology under St Albert the Great and where St Bruno, the founder of the Carthusians, was born. Finally, it was here in 1933 that Edith Stein entered a Carmelite Convent and took the name Teresa Benedicta of the Cross.