May 18

Saint Eric IX

May 18th XII century

Eric (Masculino)
in Upsala, in current Sweden
May 18th
In Upsala, Sweden, St. Eric IX, King and martyr, who during his reign wisely ruled the people, ensured the rights of women and sent Finland to the Bishop [St. Henry] so it spread the faith of Christ, but, finally, fell in an attack under the swords of his Danish enemies while attending the celebration of the mass. Roman martyrology