Saint Eligius - Bishop of Noyon (France, 588-590 - Holland, 660)
Eligius, was in his childhood so skilled in manual arts, that his father decided to place him as an apprentice under a silversmith of Limoges. His piety and virtues recommended him still more highly than his talents,his frankness, prudence, gentleness and charity were admired by all. His greatest pleasure was to make beautiful reliquaries for the Saints.
His life as a bishop was the continuation of his good works. He possessed the gift of miracles, he cast out demons and cured the sick.
Text: CiaoNapoli.com - Picture: Santiebeati.it