May 8 - Saint Boniface IV

Quick Facts
  • Son of a doctor named John.
  • Student under Saint Gregory the Great.
  • Benedictine monk at Rome; dispenser of alms when he entered papal service.
  • Chosen 67th Pope in 608.
  • Converted the Roman temple of the old gods, the Pantheon, to a Christian church dedicated to Our Lady and all the saints.
  • Supported the expansion of the faith into England.
  • Encouraged reforms among the clergy, and balanced it with improvements in their living and working conditions.
  • Corresponded with Saint Columba.