Blessed Henrik of Denmark

Also known as


  • 13 March (Perugia, Italy)
  • the date was dropped in the calendar reforms that followed Vatican II, but was returned in 2007


Related to the Danish royal family, Henrik became a Franciscan tertiary and became a penitent pilgrim. In Perugia, Italy, while en route to Assisi as part of a pilgrimage to the sites of Saint Francis, his health failed, and he died in the local hospital. However, he had apparently been in town long enough to have developed a local reputation for holiness and wisdom as devotion to him developed immediately, rewarded by healing miracles.


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Henrik of Denmark“. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 March 2020. Web. 22 June 2021. <>