Saint Botwid of Sudermannland

hardwood statue of Saint Botvid, artist unknown, 1350-1500 AD; Möja Möja Church, Uppland, Sweden; photographed on 6 May 1994 by Lennart KarlssonAlso known as

  • Botwid of Södermanland
  • Botuid
  • Botuidus
  • Botvid
  • Botvido
  • Botvidus
  • Botwidus
  • Botwinus



Raised a pagan in Sweden. He converted to Christianity in England, and then returned home to the region of Södermanland in southeastern Sweden as a missionary. Murdered by an apostate Finnish pagan slave whom Botvid had instructed in the faith. Martyr.


  • province of Sudermannland, Sweden



  • holding an axe (possibly the weapon used to kill him)
  • holding a fish (refers to the legendary story of his death which involved a miracle of a large catch of fish)
Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Botwid”. CatholicSaints.Info. 6 September 2012. Web. 24 October 2016. <>