Albertus Magnus, Ordo Praedicatorum
(birthtime betwixt 1193 & 1206, Lauingen,Bavaria - November 15, 1280, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia)
German philosopher and theologian of the Middle Ages.
In 1223 (or 1221), after an alleged encounter with the Blessed Virgin Mary, he entered the Dominican Order against the wishes of his family.
Summa de bono
commentary on Aristotle's Poetics
- purging of the impure
- illumination leading to contemplation
- and nourishing perfection through contemplation
attention paid to silence as an integral part of music