Saint Albert of Trapani, Priest

August 7: Celebrated as a Feast with proper texts.

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.


Prayer
Lord God,
you made Saint 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.


Scripture Readings
Isaiah 58:6-12; 2Corinthians 4:1-6; Gospel - Mark 10:17-30.


Texts taken from the “Carmelite Proper of the Liturgy of the Hours,” Institutum Carmelitanum, Rome: 1993.


Image courtesy of the Carmelnet webmaster, U.S.A.

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