Joined the Premonstratensians in 1561 in the Averbode monastery near Diest, Brabant, Belgium. Vicar of Rumen, Belgium in 1570. Fleeing ahead of Protestants forces, he moved to Sint-Truiden, Limburg, Belgium where he applied himself to parish work, but when a Protestant army overran the area he was captured and executed. Martyr.
- “Blessed Engelbert Beets“. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 January 2017. Web. 25 February 2017. <>