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DIDJAGEDIT? 1.Boniface was called the “Apostle of _________.” 2.Boniface was born in what country? 3.What was Boniface’s baptismal name as a child? 4.At first Boniface’s dad didn’t want him to join a monastery. What changed his mind? 5.What job was Boniface first given as a monk (clue: he was REALLY good at it!) 6.Who commissioned Boniface to be a missionary? 7.When Boniface got permission to be a missionary, he went towards the Netherlands where the people practiced what religion? 8.After being made a Bishop by Pope Gregory II, where was he sent to be a missionary? 9.What happened to Thor’s sacred oak? 10.The Church of _________ was falling apart– so Boniface held a synod, helped to reform the clergy and condemned heresy. Thus this Church was restored to its former glory. 11.How was Boniface martyred? 12.What did his murderers find when they went to search for Boniface’s treasure? Extra credit: What does the Latin name “Bonifatus” mean?
Legend It seems to be generally recognized that the people who lived in what is now Germany were the first to develop the tradition of the Christmas tree. One tradition is that about 1000 years ago, in Germany, St Boniface came across a group of pagans worshipping under and oak tree. He was so annoyed that he cut down the tree. To his surprise he found that a fir tree grew in its place and the fir was thereafter associated with the primacy of the Christian faith.
Writings The earliest "Life" of Boniface was written by a certain Willibald, an Anglo- Saxon priest who came to Mainz after Boniface's death, around 765. Willibald's biography was widely dispersed. Other biographies followed. Boniface engaged in regular correspondence with fellow churchmen all over Western Europe, including the three popes he worked with, and with some of his kinsmen back in England. Many of these letters contain questions about church reform and liturgical or doctrinal matters. In most cases, what remains is one half of the conversation, either the question or the answer. The correspondence as a whole gives evidence of Boniface's widespread connections. There are 150 letters in what is generally called the Bonifatian correspondence, though not all them are by Boniface or addressed to him. Some fifteen preserved sermons are traditionally associated with Boniface, but that they were actually his is not generally accepted. Early in his career, before he left for the continent, Boniface wrote an Ars Grammatica, a grammatical treatise presumably for his students in Nursling. He also wrote a treatise on verse, the Caesurae uersuum, and a collection of riddles, the Enigmata.
VIDEO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uri4JDqm MB0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uri4JDqm MB0 Please bring copy of Boniface reading tomorrow! Thanks! No extra reading tonight.