There are several saints named Boniface. However, if you mean the Boniface called the Apostle to Germany, he was not canonized. He was proclaimed a saint by early Christians because of his martyrdom on June 5, 754. The canonization process did not come into existence until the 12th century. In the primitive Church, martyrs were immediately recognized as witnessing to the perfection of Christian life on earth, having shown the ultimate proof of their love for Christ by the offering of their lives. By the sacrifice of their lives for Christ, they attained Heaven in eternal glory and were indissolubly united to the Lord, the Head of the Mystical Body.
St. Bridget of Sweden as canonized on October 7, 1391, by Pope Boniface IX. St. Bridget of Ireland is a precongregational saint and was never canonized.
St. Boniface, the Apostle of Germany, is the patron saint of: brewers file cutters Fulda, Germany, diocese of Germany Saint-Boniface, Manitoba, Canada, archdiocese of tailors
St. Boniface got its name from aSt. Boniface, an English Benedictine monk who was the apostle to the Germans.
St. Boniface the Great was not canonized as the process did not exist at the time. He was declared a saint by the local Christian community based on the fact that he was martyred for his faith.
Boniface is a saint but not a patron saint.
Father Boniface has written: 'The history of Saint Francis Parish, Vancouver' -- subject(s): St. Francis Parish, Vancouver
Université de Saint-Boniface was created in 1818.
St. Boniface Curitan was a precongregational saint. In other words, he was not canonized but was declared a saint by popular acclamation and the approval of a bishop. Today, only the pope can declare a saint and only after years of study by the Sacred Congregation for the Causes of Saints.
Boniface was neither beatified nor canonized. He was declared a saint by the local Christian community long before the official canonization process was instituted.
Luc Dauphinais has written: 'Histoire de Saint-Boniface' -- subject(s): Histoire, St. Boniface (Winnipeg, Man.), History
The feast day of Saint Boniface, the Apostle of Germany, is on June 5.
St Boniface's Catholic College was created in 1981.