- Saint Botvid
name= Saint Botvid
Saint Botvid was a
Catholic missionaryin the Swedish County of Södermanlandin 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
BotkyrkaMunicipality, 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
Södermanlandalong with Saint Eskilwho had his base in the city of Eskilstunain eastern Södermanland. [ [http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/saintb4m.htm Patron Saints Index: Saint Botwid ] ]
Saint David (Sweden)
* [http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14347a.htm CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Sweden]
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