Saturday, December 6, 2014


Sts. Winaman, Unaman & Sunaman

Feast day: February 15

Death: 1040

With Unaman and Sunaman, martyrs of Sweden. The nephews of St. Sigfrid of Wexiow, they followed in his missionary path, going to Sweden where they were martyred by local pagans.

   This trio of nephews of Saint Sigfrid of Wexlow, followed their uncle to the Swedish mission. The Benedictine monks were martyred at Wexlow (Vaxjo) by beheading. There bodies were buried deep in the forest but the heads, which had been thrown into the nearby lake, were recovered and enshrined in the church at Vasxjo until the Lutherans removed them. These three are venerated in Sweden.

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