Oil Dedicated to St Engelmund of Velsen (Patron against Toothache)
St Engelmund of Velsen (Patron against Toothache) from A Blessed Call To Love, Ireland.
Saint Engelmund of Velsen, also known as Engelmond or Engelmod, was a medieval missionary and martyr who lived in the Netherlands in the 8th century. He is revered as a saint in the Catholic Church and is the patron saint of the town of Velsen.
Engelmund was born into a noble family and was educated in England. He became a monk and then a missionary, and traveled to the Netherlands to spread the Christian faith. He settled in the town of Velsen, where he built a church and began to convert the local people to Christianity.
According to legend, Engelmund martyred by a group of pagans who opposed his mission. They tied him to a tree and shot arrows at him, but each time the arrows missed their target. Finally, one of the pagans approached Engelmund and struck him on the head with an axe, killing him instantly.
Engelmund’s body buried in the church he had built in Velsen, and his tomb became a popular site of pilgrimage. Many miracles attributed to his intercession, and he revered as a patron saint of the town.
Today, the church in Velsen that bears Engelmund’s name is a popular destination for pilgrims and tourists alike. St. Engelmund’s feast day celebrated on November 21st.
St. Engelmund’s life and martyrdom serve as an example of the sacrifices made by early Christian missionaries to spread the faith throughout Europe. He remembered as a fearless and dedicated servant of God, and his legacy continues to inspire those who seek to share the message of Christ with others.