Oil Dedicated to St Eligius (Patron for Invoked against Ulcers)
Oil Dedicated to St Eligius (Patron for Invoked against Ulcers) from A Blessed Call To Love, Ireland.
St. Eligius, also known as Eloy or Eligius of Noyon, was a remarkable figure in the early history of the Christian Church. Born around 588 AD in Chaptelat, Limousin, France, he would go on to become a revered saint, known for his unwavering faith and dedication to the healing of ulcers, making him the patron saint invoked against this affliction.
Eligius began his life as the son of a metalworker, and he followed in his father’s footsteps, apprenticing as a goldsmith in the town of Limoges. His skills as a goldsmith were unparalleled, and his craftsmanship soon caught the attention of the royal court. He entered the service of King Clotaire II and later served his son, King Dagobert I, as the royal treasurer and master of the mint. Despite his high-ranking position, Eligius remained humble and devoted to his Christian faith.
In addition to his medical benevolence, St. Eligius also known for his skill in crafting intricate religious artifacts, including jewelry and reliquaries. His work displayed a deep reverence for his faith, and many of these pieces have become treasured relics in the Catholic Church.
St. Eligius’s life was a testament to the values of faith, charity, and service to others. He passed away on December 1, 660 AD, and his memory lives on as the patron saint invoked against ulcers. His feast day, celebrated on December 1st, is a time for believers to reflect on his enduring legacy and seek his intercession for the healing of ulcers and other ailments. St. Eligius remains an inspirational figure for all, reminding us of the profound impact one person’s faith and compassion can have on the world.