Oil Dedicated to St Albert of Trapani (Carmelite Schools)
St Albert of Trapani (born Albert degli Abati; Sicilian: Sant’Albertu di l’Abati; c. 1240 – 7 August 1307). An Italian Roman Catholic priest and a professed member of the Carmelites. He practiced great austerities upon himself to make himself poor in the spirit of Jesus Christ and went out preaching and evangelizing.
Known for working and maintaining a positive relationship with Jews as well as for his powers of healing. The saint likewise attributed for the 1301 lifting of the siege in Messina that hundreds die from starvation.
His beatification received approval in 1454 from Pope Nicholas V. He canonized sometime later in mid-1476. Some sources suggest that Pope Callixtus III canonized the saint on 15 October 1457.
Alberto degli Abati born circa 1240 in Trapani as the sole child to the nobles (of Florentine origin) Benedetto degli Abati and Giovanna Palizi. His father served as an admiral in the fleet of Frederick II of Hohensautfen. His parents who married in 1214 sterile and promised that if blessed to have a son. He consecrated to the Beata Vergine Maria del Monte Carmelo.
In his childhood his father thought of arranging a marriage for him. His mother able to remind her husband to adhere to the vow the couple made that he be consecrated to the Lord.