Thursday, March 8, 2012

Murphysboro Centuries, 8th sacred

Boniface, 680-754
- another Anglo-Saxon monk from England, Boniface was moved to do missionary work on the European continent - in 718-719, he was commissioned by Pope Gregory to work in Germany
- in 747, Boniface was made the archbishop of Mainz (which became the most important church position in Germany)
- Boniface worked at evangelizing Germany until his death, and he is regarded as the one individual who, more than any other, brought the Germans to Christianity

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