Saint Boniface born Winfrid in the kingdom of Wessex in Anglo-Saxon England, was a leading figure in the Anglo-Saxon mission to the Germanic parts of the Frankish Empire during the 8th century. He organized Christianity in many parts of Germania and was made archbishop of Mainz by Pope Gregory III. He was ...
June 5. Saint Boniface was an English Benedictine monk who made it his life's mission to convert the Germanic tribes to Christianity. He found it was no easy.
Born Winfrid, a native of England, Benedictine monk, the Apostle of Germany, martyred in 755.
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Sep 19, 2016 ... Visit Biography.com to learn about the life, achievements and martyrdom of St. Boniface, who left England to serve as a missionary in Europe in the 8th century.
Winfrith had expected to return to England from Friesland (in what is now Holland ) in triumph. He had left the land where he was a respected scholar, teacher, and priest because he was convinced he ...
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Educated at the Benedictine monastery at Exeter, England. Benedictine monk at Exeter. Missionary to Germany from 719, assisted by Saint Albinus, Saint Abel, and Saint Agatha. They destroyed idols and pagan temples, and then built churches on the sites. Bishop. Archbishop of Mainz. Reformed the churches in his see, ...
Saint Boniface, Latin Bonifatius, original name Wynfrid or Wynfrith, (born c. 675, Wessex, England—died June 5, 754, Dokkum, Frisia [now in the Netherlands]; feast day June 5), English missionary and reformer, often called the apostle of Germany for his role in the Christianization of that country. Boniface set the church in ...