Archbishop with axe. Born in Crediton, Devonshire, England he became a missionary and went to convert the pagans in Friseland (now Holland).
He was called to Rome — then crossed the Alps and was active in Bavaria, Friseland and Saxony. On one celebrated occasion he found a Saxon tribe worshiping a Norse God in the form of a gigantic oak tree.
Without a word he took up his axe and chopped the tree down. “My God is stronger than yours,” he said. Although what he really meant was ‘My God has a bigger axe.’
A zillion pagan conversions later he was back at Rome and then off to Hesse and Mentz and hither and thither and back yet again to Friseland... where it seem the unbelievers were fed up with the sight of him and attacked his tent and killed him and the servants who tried to protect him. He should have stayed in Mainz.
St. Boniface of Mainz Facts and Figures
Name: Boniface of Mainz
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Winfrid, Wynfrith
Birth and Death Dates: 690-755
Celebration or Feast Day: June 5th
Role: Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 1306
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Article last revised on April 07, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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