ST. HENRY, ARCHBISHOP OF UPSAL, M.
HE was an Englishman, and preached the faith in
the North with his countryman, cardinal Nicholas Breakspear, the
apostle of Norway, and legate of the holy see, afterwards pope Adrian
IV., by whom he was raised to this see, in 1148. St. Eric, or Henry,
(for it is the same name,) was then the holy king of Sweden.* Our
saint, after having converted several provinces, went to preach in
Finland, which that king had lately conquered. He deserved to be
styled the apostle of that country, but fell a martyr in it, being
stoned to death at the instigation of a barbarous murderer, whom he
endeavored to reclaim by censures, in 1151. His tomb was in great
veneration at Upsal, till his ashes were scattered on the change of
religion, in the sixteenth century. See John Magnus,1. 1, Vit. Pont.
Upsal. Olaus Magnus,1. 4. Bollandus, and chiefly his life published
by Benzelius. Monum. Suec. p. 33