Saint Helen of Skofde
- Also known as
Helen of Skovde
- 31 July
Mother of one daughter.
Built the Church of Skofde, Sweden.
Widowed early in her marriage, after which she gave away most of her fortune to the poor.
Helen's son-in-law was murdered by his own servants because of his cruelty.
Soon after, Helen left on a pilgrimage, and when the son-in-law's family arrived to investigate the death, the servants blamed it on Helen, claiming her pilgimage was a cover for fleeing justice.
The in-laws believed the story, tracked her down, and killed her.
Miracles reported at her tomb.
- 12th century at Vastergotland, Sweden
- murdered c.1160
- 1164 by Pope Alexander III
falsely accused people
- Additional Information
Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
Our Sunday Visitor's Encyclopedia of Saints, by Matthew Bunson, Margaret Bunson, and Stephen Bunson
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