|Roman Catholic Church|
|Attributes||Depicted as a pilgrim, with a staff; or ill in bed|
Saint Himelin (Hymelin, Himelinus) (†Vissenaken, c. 750 AD) was an Irish or Scottish priest who, returning from a pilgrimage to Rome, fell ill when passing through Vissenaken (in present-day part of the municipality Tienen in Belgium).
The legend of Saint Himelin states that in Vissenaken he asked a girl for some water. She refused, as there was bubonic plague in the area. However, after much insistence from Himelin, she finally gave him a pitcher of water, which miraculously turned into wine. Himelin died three days later of the plague. He is venerated on 10 March. His cult is confined to Vissenaken.
- Saint of the Day, March 10: Himelin of Vissenaeken saintpatrickdc.org Retrieved 2012-03-22.
- Paul Kempeneers. Toponymie van Vissenaken. (Dutch)
- Saint Himelin at Saints.SQPN.com
- Saint Himelin at Saint Celtes et Belges (3 bios) archived by WaybackMachine at web.archive.org (French)
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