Engelmund of Velsen

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Saint Engelmond
Beeld van Engelmundus boven de hoofdingang van de Engelmunduskerk in Driehuis. NL-HlmNHA 54050106.JPG
Sculpture of Engelmund in Velsen
Diedc. 739 AD
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Feast June 21 [1]
Attributes depicted as a pilgrim abbot with a fountain springing under his staff
Patronage invoked against toothache

Saint Engelmund (Engelmond, Ingelmund) of Velsen (died May 14, c. 739) was an English-born missionary to Frisia. He was educated in his native country and entered the Benedictine Order. He was ordained a priest and later became an abbot.

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Life

Although born in England, he had lived in Friesland with his parents and so knew the language. [2] He traveled to Frisia to join Saint Willibrord in evangelizing the region. Engelmund was based at Velsen near Haarlem, where he later died at an advanced age, of fever. [3]

Iconography

Saint Engelmund is depicted as a pilgrim abbot with a fountain springing under his staff. [4]

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References

  1. Stanton, Richard. A Menology of England and Wales, Burns & Oates, 1887, p. 279
  2. Walsh, Michael J., "Engelmund", A New Dictionary of Saints, Liturgical Press, 2007 ISBN   9780814631867
  3. Baring-Gould, Sabine. "S. Engelmund", The Lives of the Saints, Vol. 6, J. Hodges, 1874
  4. Roeder, H., Saints and Their Attributes: With a Guide to Localities and Patronage. Chicago: Henry Regnery Company. 1956