Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Brynoth I, Bishop of Scara, in Sweden, Confessor


Saint Sigfrid, apostle of Sweden, consecrated Saint Unno, an Englishman, first bishop of Scara, in the province of West-Gothland, in Sweden. Brynoth, son of Algoth Fulcong, was from him the twenty-second bishop of this church, which he governed thirty-eight years with admirable zeal and sanctity, and dying on the 6th of February in 1317, was honoured in Sweden amongst the saints. See the catalogue of the bishops of Scara, in Swedish verses, divided into stanzas, written under their pictures in the palace of stone, built by Brynoth III, bishop of that see in the decline of the fifteenth century, preserved by Benzelius, junior, in Monum. Ecclesiæ Suevogothicæ.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Brynoth I, Bishop of Scara, in Sweden, Confessor”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 12 May 2013. Web. 13 May 2021. <>