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.
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