15th of November is the feast day of St Albertus Magnus…. Patron Saint of Chemists.
Albertus Magnus – teacher and mentor to Saint Thomas Aquinas and one of the first Europeans to classify the works of Aristotle. He was by Papal decree, declared to be the patron Saint of all natural sciences.
“For it is [the task] of natural science not simply to accept what we are told but to inquire into the causes of natural things.”