Saint Hymelinus source - Vissenaken, Belgium
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Axel-F
N 50° 50.430 E 004° 55.077
31U E 635037 N 5633840
Quick Description: Saint Hymelinus source in Vissenaken.
Location: Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Date Posted: 8/12/2019 5:51:58 AM
Waymark Code: WM113YF
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Clan Riffster
Views: 11

Long Description:
Source named after Sint Hymelinus, who turned water from this spring into wine.
The source is rather hidden and can only be accessed bij a path through the meadow or the forest. The source is approx 300 meters from the main road.
The source is usually dry in the summer.

About Saint Himelin:
Saint Himelin (Hymelin, Himelinus) (died Vissenaken, c. 750 AD) was an Irish or Scottish priest who, returning from a pilgrimage to Rome, fell ill when passing through Vissenaken.
He is said to have been the brother of Rumbold, patron saint of Mechelen.
The legend of Saint Himelin states that in Vissenaken he asked a girl for some water. She refused, as there was bubonic plague in the area. However, after much insistence from Himelin, she finally gave him a pitcher of water, which miraculously turned into wine. Himelin died three days later of the plague. He is venerated on 10 March. His cult is confined to Vissenaken.
Source: Wikipedia

More information about Saint Hymelinus and the source:
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There is a geocache here too!
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Public or Private Land?: Public

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