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27 Facts About Boniface
Boniface was martyred in Frisia in 754, along with 52 others, and his remains were returned to Fulda, where they rest in a sarcophagus which has become a site of pilgrimage.
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Boniface is venerated as a saint in the Christian church and became the patron saint of Germania, known as the "Apostle to the Germans".
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Later tradition places his birth at Crediton, but the earliest mention of Crediton in connection to Boniface is from the early fourteenth century, in John Grandisson's Legenda Sanctorum: The Proper Lessons for Saints' Days according to the use of Exeter.
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Boniface received further theological training in the Benedictine monastery and minster of Nhutscelle, not far from Winchester, which under the direction of abbot Winbert had grown into an industrious centre of learning in the tradition of Aldhelm.
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Boniface built a chapel dedicated to Saint Peter from its wood at the site—the chapel was the beginning of the monastery in Fritzlar.
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Lutz von Padberg and others point out that what the vitae leave out is that the action was most likely well-prepared and widely publicized in advance for maximum effect, and that Boniface had little reason to fear for his personal safety since the Frankish fortified settlement of Buraburg was nearby.
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Boniface had been under the protection of Charles Martel from 723 onwards.
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Boniface again set out for the German lands and continued his mission, but used his authority to work on the relations between the papacy and the Frankish church.
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Boniface would have to wait until the 740s before he could try to address this situation, in which Frankish church officials were essentially sinecures, and the church itself paid little heed to Rome.
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Boniface baptized a great number and summoned a general meeting for confirmation at a place not far from Dokkum, between Franeker and Groningen.
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Today, St Boniface is regarded as Winnipeg's main French-speaking district and the centre of the Franco-Manitobain community, and St Boniface Hospital is the second-largest hospital in Manitoba.
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Boniface sees a hell of purgation full of pits vomiting flames.
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Early in his career, before he left for the continent, Boniface wrote the, a grammatical treatise presumably for his students in Nursling.
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Boniface wrote a treatise on verse, the, and a collection of twenty acrostic riddles, the, influenced greatly by Aldhelm and containing many references to works of Vergil .
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Letter by Boniface charging Aldebert and Clement with heresy is preserved in the records of the Roman Council of 745 that condemned the two.
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Boniface's death has given rise to a number of noteworthy celebrations.
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