December 1 – St. Eligius: Patron Saint of Miners

Saint Eligius, Patron Saint of Miners

Extract from Saint Eligius: “Noted for his piety, hard work and honesty, Eligius was generous to the poor, ransomed slaves (including Saint Tillo of Solignac), built churches, a monastery at Solignac, France, and a major convent in Paris. It was said that you could easily find his house by the number of poor people there that he was caring for. Counselor to and diplomat for King Dagobert I. Friend of Saint Ouen of Rouen with whom he formed a small religious society… Miracle worker with the gifts of clairvoyance and prophecy; . . . . He has become the traditional patron of all smiths, metal workers, and craftsmen. See also: St Eligius (Eloi or Eloy) –December 1. See picture of Saint Eligius.

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We, at the CTF/SOS DRS have prayed for the intercession of St. Eligius on behalf of those affected by the following catastrophes:

Landslide in Indonesia (May, 2010) (Oceania) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: May 24-June 6, 2010.

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