Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Ulfrid, or Wolfred, Bishop and Martyr


He was an Englishman of great learning and virtue; and preached the faith, first in Germany; afterwards in Sweden, under the pious king Olas II. who first took the title of king of Sweden; for his predecessors had only been styled kings of Upsal. The good bishop converted many to Christ, till in the year 1028, while he was preaching against the idol Tarstans or Thor, and hewing it down with a hatchet, he was slain by the pagans.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Ulfrid, or Wolfred, Bishop and Martyr”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 January 2013. Web. 29 November 2020. <>