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Liturgical day: November 15th: St. Albertus Magnus, bishop and doctor of the Church

Gospel text (Mt 13,47-52): Jesus said to his disciples, «(…) Every teacher of the Law who becomes a disciple of the Kingdom is like a householder who can produce from his store things both new and old». Jesus said to his disciples, «Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a big fishing net let down into the sea, in which every kind of fish has been caught. When the net is full, it is dragged ashore. Then they sit down and gather the good fish in buckets, but throw the worthless ones away. That is how it will be at the end of time; the angels will go out to separate the wicked from the just and throw them into the blazing furnace, where they will weep and gnash their teeth». Jesus asked, «Have you understood all these things?». «Yes», they answered. So He said to them, «You will see that every teacher of the Law who becomes a disciple of the Kingdom is like a householder who can produce from his store things both new and old».

Illustration: Pili Piñero

Today, the Gospel reveals very well the work of St. Albertus Magnus, bishop and Doctor of the Church. By using up judgment at the service of the faith, he became an experienced sage in those aspects of natural sciences and of the science of thought. Faith is not closed to the natural realities of creation or to the manifestations of natural order.

St. Albert was also the teacher of Thomas Aquinas, the "Doctor Angelicus": St. Thomas kept going on and led to very high levels this way of integration and complementarity between philosophy and theology.