Book of Saints – Boniface – 13 March


BONIFACE (Blessed) Bishop (March 13) (13th century) A member of the Ducal House of Savoy, who became a Carthusian monk and Prior of one of the houses of his Order, whence, so great was the fame of his sanctity, he was, at the request of King Henry III of England, by the Pope raised to the See of Canterbury in succession to Saint Edmund. He died while on a visit to his native country, and was buried in the Ducal vault at Hautecombe (A.D. 1270). Three centuries later his body was found to be still incorrupt. His cultus was authorised by Pope Gregory XVI in the nineteenth century.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Boniface”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 September 2012. Web. 6 July 2020. <>