Friday, June 5, 2020

St. Boniface

Did St. Boniface plant the first Christmas Tree???
St. Boniface (7th Century AD)
St. Boniface (7th Century AD) is known as the Apostle of the Germans because he helped many of them believe in Jesus. He was an English Benedictine monk sent as a missionary to Germany. He became the Bishop of Mainz and preached the Gospel bravely and tirelessly. Once, he used an ax to cut down a tree worshipped by the locals. Seeing that their ‘gods’ did not kill St. Boniface, they decided that his God was the true God. Some legends say that a new tree grew from the stump of the fallen tree and became the first Christmas tree! St. Boniface is the patron saint of Germany. His feast day is on 5 June.


Artwork: 'St. Boniface' from 'Happy Saints Volume 4' eBook



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