Feast day: February 15th
When did St. Siegfried of Sweden live: born in the tenth century, died in 1040
Siegfried was born in the tenth century in Glastonbury in England. In 955, he moved to Norway to work as a missionary before he travelled to Sweden where he converted many and is often called the "Apostle of Sweden". He even baptised Sweden's king Olaf Erikson. In 1035, he was consecrated bishop of Skara. Siegfried died in 1040 and was buried in Växjo. His relicts were lost during the reformation.
Patronage: St. Siegfried of Sweden is patron saint of Sweden
Statues and wooden sculptures representing St. Siegfried of Sweden - portrayal, imagery and emblem: St. Siegfried is shown as bishop with miter, bishop's crosier, book and with a little ship on which he sailed the seas.