Boniface, Bishop of Mainz, missionary to Germany, martyr, died 754
Monday, June 5, 2023
Boniface was a native of England who became a Benedictine monk and was called to missionary work among the Vandal tribes of Germany. With fellow workers, he established churches and schools, and he also worked to reform the church. Seattle, chief of the Duwamish Confederacy, died 1866
Wednesday, June 7, 2023
Noah Seattle led a coalition of tribes, and convinced them to live peacefully with encroaching white settlers. When he became a Roman Catholic, he held morning and evening prayer with his tribe. The city of Seattle is named for him. Columba, died 597; Aidan, died 651; Bede, died 735; renewers of the church
Friday, June 9, 2023
These three monks from the British Isles helped keep the light of learning alive during the Middle Ages. Columba founded three monasteries off the coast of Scotland. Aidan was a pastor who led people to works of charity. The Venerable Bede was a Bible translator, historian, and hymnwriter.