Book of Saints – Boniface – 30 August


BONIFACE (Saint) Martyr (August 30) (3rd century) An African Christian martyred with his wife Saint Thecla and their twelve children at Hadrumetum in the persecution under Decius (A.D. 250). There are, however, some of the learned in these matters who post-date their martyrdom for half a century, and maintain that they were victims of the great persecution under Diocletian and his colleague Maximinian Herculeus. Again, there are authors who hold that they escaped both persecutions, and survived to die natural deaths. It is controverted whether the twelve children of Saints Boniface and Thecla are not the Twelve Holy Brothers commemorated in the Liturgy on September 1.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Boniface”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 September 2012. Web. 19 January 2019. <>