The later canonized Boniface of Tarsus was born in Rome and died around 306 in Tarsus in Cilicia in the present day Turkey the martyr's death. The name means "the benefactor". As a non-Christian, he was commissioned by a rich Roman woman to find relics of Christian martyrs in Tarsus and bring them to Rome. When he witnessed there the tortures and killings in the persecution of Christians under Emperor Galerius (250-311), he was baptized and confessed to Christianity, whereupon he himself had to die by simmering bad luck. His companions brought his bones to Rome, where they were buried on the Via Latina.
Boniface is one of the five Eisheiligen His feast day is May 14 (Orthodox December 19). There are two in this connection Bauernregeln 1) Before Bonifaz no summer, after the Sophie no frost. 2) Pankrazi . Servazi , Bonifazi, are three frosty bazi, and at the end, never miss the cold ones Sophie, See the topic complex also under the keywords Customs in viticulture. wine gods and wine Saints,