New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Boniface


(Latin: well-doer) Martyr (306), died Tarsus, Cilicia. He was steward to the rich Roman lady, Aglae, who sent him to obtain some relics of the martyrs. Arriving in Tarsus, he was tortured and beheaded, for asking the prayers of some Christians who were being put to death. Relics in church of Saint Sophia, Benevento. Feast, Roman Calendar, 14 May.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Boniface”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 August 2012. Web. 20 October 2020. <>