Saint Botvid


Saint Botvid

Infobox Saint
name= Saint Botvid
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death_date= 1120
feast_day= 28 July
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caption= Botvid
birth_place= Södermanland, Sweden
death_place=Södermanland, Sweden
titles= Martyr
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Saint Botvid was a Catholic missionary in the Swedish County of Södermanland in the 11th Century.

According to legend, he was killed with an axe while fishing. Saint Botvid is shown on the seal and coat of arms of Botkyrka Municipality, where he carries an axe and a fish. Botkyrka is Swedish and short for "Botvid's Church".

Saint Botvid is one of the guardian saints of Södermanland along with Saint Eskil who had his base in the city of Eskilstuna in eastern Södermanland. [ [http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/saintb4m.htm Patron Saints Index: Saint Botwid ] ]

ee also

*Saint David (Sweden)

External links

* [http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14347a.htm CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Sweden]

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