Sant'ELIGIO, Bishop of Noyon-Tournai (circa 588 - December 1 660), goldsmith of court and high official of the Merovingian kings. Of humble births, he began as an apprentice at the Abbonian coin. Having learned of his ability, King Clotary II (584 - 629) commissioned him to prepare a throne, giving him the estimated gold needed to pack him. Eligio was so clever and honest that he managed to deliver two of them, both of awe-inspiring workmanship, obtaining his nomination as a courthouse and master of mint, which allowed him to embellish the frank churches with his sacred furnishings. The successor to Clotario, Dagoberto I, added to the assignment of treasurer the assignment of several diplomatic missions, and at the same time he engaged in the foundation of male and female monasteries, profounding in works of charity and personally financing the construction or renovation of buildings religious and the redemption of prisoners of war. In 639, after the death of Dagoberto, he chose to consecrate himself to religion, and on May 13, 641 was appointed bishop of Noyon-Tournai, dedicating himself to the evangelization of northern Gaul and the lands of the Frisians. Patron of goldsmiths, blacksmiths, jewelers, garagers, scammers, veterinarians, is commemorated on December 1st, the day of death (Dies Natalis, birth in the sky). Colored Etching, Italy 1886

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title: SANT'ELIGIO BISHOP OF NOYON

subject date: 2017-11-24

caption: Sant'ELIGIO, Bishop of Noyon-Tournai (circa 588 - December 1 660), goldsmith of court and high official of the Merovingian kings. Of humble births, he began as an apprentice at the Abbonian coin. Having learned of his ability, King Clotary II (584 - 629) commissioned him to prepare a throne, giving him the estimated gold needed to pack him. Eligio was so clever and honest that he managed to deliver two of them, both of awe-inspiring workmanship, obtaining his nomination as a courthouse and master of mint, which allowed him to embellish the frank churches with his sacred furnishings. The successor to Clotario, Dagoberto I, added to the assignment of treasurer the assignment of several diplomatic missions, and at the same time he engaged in the foundation of male and female monasteries, profounding in works of charity and personally financing the construction or renovation of buildings religious and the redemption of prisoners of war. In 639, after the death of Dagoberto, he chose to consecrate himself to religion, and on May 13, 641 was appointed bishop of Noyon-Tournai, dedicating himself to the evangelization of northern Gaul and the lands of the Frisians. Patron of goldsmiths, blacksmiths, jewelers, garagers, scammers, veterinarians, is commemorated on December 1st, the day of death (Dies Natalis, birth in the sky). Colored Etching, Italy 1886

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image century : XIX

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