Engelmund of Velsen
|Died||c. 739 AD|
|Venerated in||Roman Catholic Church|
|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.
Although born in England, he had lived in Friesland with his parents and so knew the language. 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.
Saint Engelmund is depicted as a pilgrim abbot with a fountain springing under his staff.
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- Walsh, Michael J., "Engelmund", A New Dictionary of Saints, Liturgical Press, 2007 ISBN 9780814631867
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- Roeder, H., Saints and Their Attributes: With a Guide to Localities and Patronage. Chicago: Henry Regnery Company. 1956
- Saints of June 21: Engelmund of Velsen
- Detailed consideration of the legend and relics of Engelmund, in Dutch
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