A priest from York, he set out as a missionary to Goathland where he built a wooden church bearing a cross. When one of his staff died the grave was also marked with a cross. This did the trick. The cross symbol brought droves of converts.
Off founding new churches, the original church at Wexlow was attacked by pagans and those left in charge murdered.
The converted King wished to execute the murderers, but Sigfrid said no. So the King fined them heavily instead.
But the stubborn priest wouldn’t take the money and built the church with great financial difficulty. This seemed to increase his popularity and when he died his tomb became very famous for miracles.
St. Sigfrid Facts and Figures
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Sigfrid of Sweden
Birth and Death Dates: ???-1002
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
Role: Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 74
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Article last updated on April 07, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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