New Catholic Dictionary – Pope Saint Boniface I

illustration of Pope Boniface I, c.1600, artist unknown; Berlin State Library - Prussian Cultural Heritage, Manuscripts Department, Berlin, Germany; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

Reigned from 418 to 422. Born probably Rome, c.350; died there. The minor clergy disputed his election and chose Eulalius. Both were consecrated and the Emperor Honorius ended the resulting schism by recognizing Boniface. During his pontificate he supported Saint Augustine against Pelagianism and was famous as a disciplinarian and organizer. Feast, Roman Calendar, 25 October.

MLA Citation

  • “Pope Saint Boniface I”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 August 2012. Web. 28 October 2020. <>