Feast day: 12 September
When did Guy of Anderlecht live: 950 - 1012
Biography of Guy of Anderlecht:
Guy of Anderlecht was born in 950 near Brussels to a poor family. He didn't enjoy the privilege of education but led and austere life. It is said, that he even gave up the little he had. After a long pilgrimage which lasted about seven years, he died on his way home in Anderlecht. Apparently, miracles were reported at his his grave called the "grave of the poor from Anderlecht".
Patronage: St. Guy of Anderlecht is patron saint of Anderlecht, Belgium; against mad dogs; against rabies; bachelors; epileptics; horned animals; laborers; protection of outbuildings, stables, and sheds; sacristans; work horses
Statues and wooden sculptures representing St. Guy of Anderlecht - portrayal, imagery and emblem: St. Guy of Anderlecht is shown as a simple, poor man with simple gown, a cross with a little bell, a rosary and a trunk at his feet as a symbol for his love of nature.