Saint Boniface of Tarsus

Memorial

  • formerly 14 May
  • removed from revised Roman calendar and cultus suppressed in 1969

Profile

Spent a wild youth, and remained a confirmed bachelor all his life. Convert, brought to the faith by a wealthy Roman lady named Algae during a journey to the East to search for relics of previous saints. Martyred for defending Christians put to torture for their beliefs. Removed from the calendar as he is now believed to be fictional.

Died

Canonized

Patronage

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Boniface of Tarsus“. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 November 2016. Web. 14 December 2017. <>