Book of Saints – Engelbert


ENGELBERT (Saint) Bishop, Martyr (November 7) (13th century) A German of noble birth who (A.D. 1215) succeeded a troublesome and unworthy Bishop in the important See of Cologne, in which he soon re-established peace and good order, while himself becoming conspicuous on account of his wise and considerate administration and of his virtuous life. The Emperor Frederick II made him tutor of the prince his son; also for a time his chief minister for the government of the Imperial dominions north of the Alps. Many were the abuses and injustices he corrected. An evildoer forced by the Saint to restore certain ill-gotten goods, plotted his death, and while travelling in his company bad him murdered by hired assassins (November 7, 1225). Numerous miracles wrought at his tomb speedily attested the sanctity of Saint Engelbert.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Engelbert”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 30 November 2012. Web. 24 May 2019. <>