May 18 – St. Eric, King of Sweden, Martyr

St. Eric, King of Sweden, Martyr Eric [1] was descended of a most illustrious Swedish family: in his youth he laid a solid foundation of virtue and learning, and took to wife Christina, daughter of Ingo IV, king of Sweden. Upon the death of King Smercher in 1141, he was, purely for his extraordinary virtues … Continue reading May 18 – St. Eric, King of Sweden, Martyr