Definition of Apostle of germany
1. Noun. (Roman Catholic Church) Anglo-Saxon missionary who was sent to Frisia and Germany to spread the Christian faith; was martyred in Frisia (680-754).
Category relationships: Church Of Rome, Roman Catholic, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church
Generic synonyms: Missionary, Saint
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Literary usage of Apostle of germany
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1. The Monks of the West, from St. Benedict to St. Bernard by Charles Forbes Montalembert, Aurélien Courson (1872)
"At the death of Bede, Boniface is already the apostle of Germany. s»7. A CENTURY and a half passed between the establishment of St. Augustin at Canterbury ..."
2. The Christian Examiner (1850)
"—MAHOMET THE PROPHET OF ARABIA, AND BONIFACE THE apostle of germany.* THE appearance of the two works whose titles we give below has revived the interest ..."
3. Universal Biography: Containing a Copious Account, Critical and Historical ...by John Lemprière by John Lemprière (1810)
"BONIFACE, the apostle of Germany, »a born in England, and commissioned by Gre gory II. to convert the barbarians of the north to Christianity. ..."
4. The Monastic Life from the Fathers of the Desert to Charlemagne: Eighth by Thomas William Allies (1896)
"BONIFACE, apostle of germany BEDE dwells very strongly upon the great strengthening of the Church in England wrought by Archbishop Theodore in the ..."
5. Sobriquets and Nicknames by Albert Romer Frey (1887)
"Apostle of Germany, The. So St. Boniface is termed, because he devoted a great portion of his life towards civilizing the barbarian nations of Germany. ..."