This year Albert's Name day is on 15th November 2017
There is also an alternative celebration date of 25th December for this Name day and represents different religious interpretations or different festival days for Saints
Saint Albert, whose feast day the celebration is based upon is a patron saint of the following:
- Those involved in Scientific and Medical research
Historically Famous Alberts
There are numerous Saints with the name Albert however the most memorable is Albert the Great., He was a thirteenth century Scientist who wrote many books on the sciences and nature.
Another St Albert, Albert Chmielkowski, was a Polish painter who lost a leg in an uprising against the Russians in 1863, when he was only 18 years old. He later joined the Third Order of the Franciscans (for lay men and women), and made his studio into a shelter for the poor and homeless, before becoming a tramp himself; he died in a hospice in Cracow on Christmas Day, 1916. He might be the inspiration for the 'Crisis at Christmas movement', now simply called 'Crisis' - an organization which helps the destitute all year round.