Catholic Saints

Saint Boniface

  • Short, concise biography of Saint Boniface
  • History, Life, Biography, Facts and Information about Saint Boniface
  • Fast, concise facts and information about Saint Boniface
  • What is Saint Boniface the patron of?
  • Date of Death
  • How Saint Boniface is represented in Christian Art
  • Feast Day

The Patron Saint Boniface

What is the definition and the meaning of the Patron Saints and why were these people chosen to become patrons of causes, professions and countries?

The term 'Patron' is used in Christian religions, including the Roman Catholic religion, to describe holy and virtuous men and women who are considered to be a defender of a specific group of people or of a country.

There is a patron for virtually every cause, country, profession or special interest. There are two categories of saints: martyrs and confessors. A martyr is one who is put to death for his Christian faith or convictions.

Fast, concise facts and information about Saint Boniface
The following provides fast and concise facts and information:

  • The patron of Germany, Tailors and Brewers
  • Memorial Day / Feast Day: June 5th
  • Date of Death: Saint Boniface died in A.D. 755
  • Cause of Death: Murdered by Pagans

Who or what is Saint Boniface the patron saint of?
Saint Boniface is the patron of Germany, Tailors and Brewers. Meanings, definition and origins - a patron is considered to be a defender of a specific group of people or of a nation. There is a patron for virtually every cause, profession or special interest. Prayers are considered more likely to be answered by asking a patron for intercession on their behalf.

Prayer to St. Boniface - Patron Saint of Germany

The Story and History of Saint Boniface
The story and history of Saint Boniface. St. Boniface the patron and apostle of Germany, was a Saxon monk of the Benedictine Abbey at Nutsall, near Winchester. His life was sacrificed while preaching the Gospel to the pagans in Friesland (Friesland was originally part of the German empire but is now a province in the north of the Netherlands). He was martyred in Friesland at the age of seventy-five with 52 others.

Death of Saint Boniface
There are two categories of saints: martyrs and confessors. A Christian martyr is regarded as one who is put to death for his Christian faith or convictions. Confessors are people who died natural deaths. Date of Death: Saint Boniface died in A.D. 755. Cause of Death: Murdered by Pagans. 

Why is Saint Boniface the patron of Germany?
Why is Saint Boniface is the patron of Germany? He became a Martyr at the hands of Pagans in Germany.

How Saint Boniface is represented in Christian Art
It is helpful to be able to recognise Saint Boniface in paintings, stained glass windows, illuminated manuscripts, architecture and other forms of Christian art. The artistic representations reflect the life or death of saints, or an aspect of life with which the person is most closely associated. Saint Boniface is represented in Christian Art with a copy of the Gospels transfixed by a sword.

Feast Day of Saint Boniface
The Feast Day of Saint Boniface is June 5th. The origin of Feast Days: most saints have specially designated feast days and are associated with a specific day of the year and these are referred to as the saint's feast day. The feast days first arose from the very early Christian custom of the annual commemoration of martyrs on the dates of their deaths at the same time celebrating their birth into heaven.

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