Saint Boniface (755)

Saint Boniface was born in England, in 680. His name in English was Winfrid, which in Latin is translated to Boniface, and means “he who does good.” He entered a Benedictine monastery at the age of five. In 719, he was sent by Pope Saint Gregory II to be the apostle of Germany. He reconverted that whole country to the Faith, and many of its neighboring countries as well. At seventy-five, he set out with fifty-two companions to finish his work in the conversion of Friesland. Saint Boniface and all his companions were martyred there by the pagans. Saint Boniface was killed while he was putting on his vestments to say Mass.

Stained Glass window of Saint Boniface