Studied in Uppsala, Sweden and Paris, France; one of his classmates in Paris became Pope Clement VI. Priest. Canon of the cathedral of Åbo, Turku (in modern Finland) in 1329. Evangelizing bishop of Åbo in 1338 where he served for 28 years. He renewed the faith of his flock, improved the education, training and discipline of his priests, improved liturgical furnishings and diocesan finances, and worked for peace among the peoples of his area. Friend of Saint Bridget of Sweden.
- miracles reported at his tomb, and by 1400 there were pilgrimages made to it
- Pope Leo X approves enshrining of his relics in the cathedral of Åbo, Turku (in modern Finland) in 1514
- “Blessed Hemming of Åbo“. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 November 2016. Web. 20 January 2017. <>