Guido from Anderlecht
Guido von Anderlecht , also called Wido von Anderlecht (* in Brabant ; † September 12, 1012 in Anderlecht ), was a Flemish sexton (sacristan) and pilgrim , at whose grave in today's collegiate church in Anderlecht numerous miracles are said to have taken place.
As the son of poor parents, he was first a servant, then a sexton in the Church of Our Lady in Laeken near Brussels (now a district of Brussels) and then rose to become a successful businessman . Then he turned to life in piety, he gave away his belongings and went on pilgrimages to Rome and Jerusalem . He died of the plague as the "poor man of Anderlecht" . The legends surrounding Guido tell of miraculous healings .
His grave became a place of pilgrimage in connection with the legends . He is the patron saint of Anderlecht, which is why Anderlecht has a representation of Guido in its city arms . He is also the patron saint of farmers and servants, sexton and bell ringer, carters and merchants, pilgrims, cattle and a helper in cattle epidemics and dysentery .
St. Guido is portrayed as a pilgrim or a farmer who kneels down praying while working in the fields while an angel guides the plow . Its attributes include pilgrim hat , pilgrim bottle and pilgrim staff , as well as horse and ox. His Catholic feast day is September 12th.
- Entry in the Ecumenical Lexicon of Saints
- Saint Guido von Anderlecht - dates of life, on Kirchensite.de ( Diocese of Münster )
- Saint Guido, the poor of Anderlecht in heiligenlegende.de
- Collegiate Church of St. Peter and Guido Interesting - Michelin Reisen Archived copy ( memento of the original from June 30, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
|SURNAME||Guido from Anderlecht|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Wido from Anderlecht|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Flemish sexton and pilgrim, Catholic saint|
|DATE OF BIRTH||10th century|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Brabant|
|DATE OF DEATH||September 12, 1012|
|Place of death||Anderlecht|