It was thus amid the religious intimacies of the Benedictine Rule and in the bracing atmosphere of a recent foundation that the character of the future missionary was formed.Chance is said to have furnished the opportunity for the enterprise which was destined to link his name for all time with that of his friend and patron, St.First Archbishop of Canterbury, Apostle of the English; date of birth unknown; d. Symbols: cope, pallium, and mitre as Bishop of Canterbury, and pastoral staff and gospels as missionary.Nothing is known of his youth except that he was probably a Roman of the better class, and that early in life he become a monk in the famous monastery of St. Gregory out of his own patrimony on the Cælian Hill.On Twitter, Facebook and other social media this theory became something like “I’m gay because my dad was mean” or “I’m gay because I have a single mom” and “my mom’s divorce made me gay.” The kids also fastened onto the Sister’s assertion that gays have an inordinate number of sex partners. Some say she put lifetime gay sex partners at 500-1,000. Either time period with that number is shocking but survey data tends to back her up on this.In fact, men who have sex with men are fairly open about the rather open relationships they have, even among the “married.” Sex columnist Dan Savage even coined a term for it.Known as Albert the Great; scientist, philosopher, and theologian, born c. He is called "the Great", and "Doctor Universalis" (Universal Doctor), in recognition of his extraordinary genius and extensive knowledge, for he was proficient in every branch of learning cultivated in his day, and surpassed all his contemporaries, except perhaps Roger Bacon (1214-94), in the knowledge of nature.Ulrich Engelbert, a contemporary, calls him the wonder and the miracle of his age: "Vir in omni scientia adeo divinus, ut nostri temporis stupor et miraculum congrue vocari possit" (De summo bono, tr. Albert, eldest son of the Count of Bollstädt, was born at Lauingen, Swabia, in the year 1205 or 1206, though many historians give it as 1193.
Historians do not tell us whether Albert's studies were continued at Padua, Bologna, Paris, or Cologne.
He naturally turned to the community he had ruled more than a decade of years before in the monastery on the Cælian Hill.
Out of these he selected a company of about forty and designated Augustine, at that time Prior of St.
After completing his studies he taught theology at Hildesheim, Freiburg (Breisgau), Ratisbon, Strasburg, and Cologne.
He was in the convent of Cologne, interpreting Peter Lombard's "Book of the Sentences", when, in 1245, he was ordered to repair to Paris.