Engelmund of Velsen

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Saint Engelmond
Died c. 739 AD
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Feast May 14; June 21
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 then ordained and then became an abbot.

He traveled to Frisia and evangelized the region with Saint Willibrord. He was based at Velsen near Haarlem. Engelmund's family was originally from the Velsen area, and he was thus successful with converts.[1]

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  1. ^ Holiness in Holland - Missionary Years

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