Oil Dedicated to St Eligius 2 (Patron for Jewelers)
St Eligius 2 (Patron for Jewelers) from A Blessed Call To Love, Ireland.
Saint Eligius, also known as St. Eloi, was a bishop and goldsmith who lived in the 7th century AD. He is revered as a saint by the Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church, and is considered the patron saint of goldsmiths, blacksmiths, and metalworkers.
Eligius born in the town of Chaptelat in present-day France, and trained as a goldsmith. He became a master craftsman, and his skill and reputation as a goldsmith earned him the favor of the Merovingian king, Clotaire II.
In 640 AD, Eligius appointed bishop of Noyon and Tournai, in present-day Belgium. He known for his pastoral care of the people, and his charitable works. He was also a skilled administrator, and worked to reform the church in his diocese.
Eligius known for his generosity and his advocacy for the poor. He used his wealth to support charitable causes, and was a tireless advocate for justice and compassion.
Eligius was also a prolific builder, and oversaw the construction of several important churches and monasteries. He particularly known for his work on the abbey of St. Peter in Ghent, which became a center of learning and piety.
Eligius died on December 1, 659 AD, and buried in the church of St. Martin in Tournai. He remembered as a great bishop and saint, and his example of devotion to God and service to others continues to inspire Christians today. His feast day celebrated on December 1st.
St. Eligius also known for his famous prayer, “Lord, grant me the grace to work well, to pray well, and to be good.” This simple yet powerful prayer has become a favorite of many Christians over the centuries.