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Bonifatiusplatz

Sankt Bonifatius

Saint Boniface

born Winfrid
(Wessex c. 672 - Dokkum 754)
the Apostle of the Germans, missionary in the Frankish Empire; patron saint of Germany and the first archbishop of Mainz. He was martyred in Frisia in 754.
Werner Henschel & Johannes Kirsch
1839/1903

Fulda /  Sankt Bonifatius   Fulda /  Sankt Bonifatius

Description

Bronze statue of St. Bonifatius with a cross and the bible (text: evan-/gelium iesu/christi). On the pedestal are four bronze reliefs (copied by Johannes Kirsch from the 1903 originals):
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Bonifatius comes from England

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Bonifatius fells Thor's Oak

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Bonifatius builds a church

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Martyrdom of Bonifatius in Dokkum

Inscription(s)

SCT. BONIFACIUS
germanorum apostolus.

VERBUM DOMINI
MANET IN AETERNUM

Signed: werner henschel / fec. 1839

Information Sign

bereits der denkmalentwurf
des jahres 1829 sah 4 reliefs
a.d. leben des hl. bonifatius vor,
aber erst 1903 wurden sie aus-
geführt und 1940 für die kriegs-
rüstung eingeschmolzen.
durch initiative des lions club
fulda ermöglichten 1993/94
zum jubiläum "1250 jahre fulda"
spenden aus der bürgerschaft
die wiederherstellung
der reliefs.
jk cop.

Saint Boniface

Saint Boniface (Latin: Bonifacius), born Winfrid (Wessex c. 672 - Dokkum 754), the Apostle of the Germans, missionary in the Frankish Empire; patron saint of Germany and the first archbishop of Mainz. He was martyred in Frisia in 754.

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Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 50°33'11" E 9°40'29"

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