Book of Saints – Boniface IV


BONIFACE IV (Saint) Pope (May 25) (7th century) Born in the South of Italy, he embraced the monastic life in the monastery of Saint Sebastian in Rome. Elected Pope, A.D. 608, he dedicated to Our Blessed Lady and to all the Saints, the Pantheon built by Marcus Agrippa as the temple of all the heathen gods of Rome, and enriched it with the relics of Martyrs from the Catacombs. He held a Council (A.D. 610), at which Saint Mellitus, Bishop of London, was present. He died A.D. 615, and was buried in Old Saint Peter’s, under the altar of Saint Thomas the Apostle, or, as some say, in the atrium or courtyard before the Basilica.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Boniface IV”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 September 2012. Web. 17 January 2020. <>