Hand carved in Maple wood and hand painted by professional artists. Made in Italy. St Eric Figurine is available in various sizes, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Feast day: May 18th
Representation and Imagery: shown as a king with a red coat and his royal insignia: the crown, the orb and the scepter.
Patron Saint of Sweden
St. Eric was King of Sweden from 1150. During his reign, he had a positive influence on Christianity. In fact, he successfully outfought the Finns and persuaded the bishop Henry of Uppsala to help him evangelize the Finns. Unfortunately, Eric was murdered in 1160 during a rebellion led by Swedish noblemen, who were allies of Prince Magnus of Denmark. Despite not being officially canonized, he is considered as the patron saint of Sweden.