Ecumenical pilgrimage of St. Henry
St Henry, the patron saint of Finland, was an Englishman
who became appointed bishop of Uppsala in Sweden — or, according to other
sources, as a missionsbishop. In 1155 he accompanied the Swedish king on
a crusade to Finland and stayed on to do missionary work until he came
to a violent end on ice-covered Lake Köyliö in 1156. According
to a legend his bones were first brought to Nousiainen and later in 1300
moved to the newly consecrated Turku Cathedral. In the Middle Ages the
road from Köyliö to Nousiainen and further to Turku was known
as St Henry's road and became a popular route for pilgrimages.
The next international pilgrimage is planned for June 2012.
St. Henry's Pilgrimage
EMail to the Pilgrimage
S:t Henriks pilgrimsvandring
Ökumenische Pilgerfahrt des hl. Henriks