RELIC IN CUSTODY
Bishop. Martyr (8th C.)
FEAST DAY: June 5
Educated at the Benedictine monastery and became a Benedictine monk at Exeter. He was a missionary to Germany and became Bishop and then. Archbishop of Mainz. He reformed the churches in his see, and built religious houses in Germany. Once in Saxony, Boniface encountered a tribe worshiping a Norse deity in the form of a huge oak tree. Boniface walked up to the tree, removed his shirt, took up an axe, and without a word he hacked down the six-foot wide wooden god. Boniface stood on the trunk, and asked, “How stands your mighty god? My God is stronger than he.” On his way to a confirmation meeting, he was killed by a group of armed robbers who were hoping to find silver and gold in his bags. Instead they found pages of sacred texts.
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