Public Art In St Albert
St Albert is a city in Alberta, Canada. It was founded in 1861 by Father Albert Lacombe, who built a small
chapel on Mission Hill. And no, the town was not named after St Albert the Great (German philosopher and
theologian). It was named after Lacombe's name saint; Saint Albert of Louvain. Unfortunately, in 1985 a few amateur
historians, believing the city was named after St Albert The Great , published incorrect info which lead to the
city promoting him as the community's patron saint. They even erected a statue in his honour. The mistake was only
discovered in 2008.