Who is the patron saint of Germany?
Ireland has Patrick, England has George, Scotland has Andrew, Wales has Daffyd.
What is his/her feast day? Do the Lutherans recognize him/her?
- GwendolynLv 58 years agoFavorite Answer
Germany's patron saint is St. Boniface. All Christian sects recognize him as the patron saint of Germany. His given Christian name was Winfrid. His feast day is June 5. St. Boniface lived from 680-754 AD.
He was born in Devon, England, and was a missionary to the Franks. He was archbishop of the Cathedral at Mainz. The legend is that he went to an old oak tree that the local tribesman worshiped and knew that a storm was on its way. Boniface gathered the local Germans to the tree; Germans love trees - they are responsible for Tannenbaum, i.e., Christmas trees. Boniface prayed to God that this old oak tree be destroyed with the power of the Almighty and sure enough, the tree was destroyed by the thunder and lightning of the storm.
Boniface seems to have had business with Charles Martel and the Frisians.Source(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Boniface
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Saint George is the Patron Saint of soldiers, boy scouts, cavellry, chivalry, farmers, field workers, butchers, horses, riders, saddlers, sufferers of leprosy, plague and syphilis, and archers. He is also the patron of England, Aragon, Catalonia, Georgia, Lithuania, Palestine, Portugal, Germany, Greece, Moscow, Istanbul, Genoa and Venice. The Legend of George and the Dragon Saint George is most famous for his legendary slaying of a dragon. This legend reached the height of its fame in 1265 when James of Voraigne's Legenda Aurea or The Golden Legend was published. The legend tells that a dragon living near a lake in Libya ate two sheep from the local villages each day. If sheep were not available the village drew lots to decide which two young women to send in the place of sheep. Many armies had tried and failed to slay the dragon. Saint George rode through the town and vowed to stop another maiden being sent to her death. He made the sign of the cross then went to slay the dragon with a single blow. After killing the dragon he spoke at length to the villagers converting them to Christianity. The reward he received for slaying the dragon he gave to the poor of the village.
- 8 years ago
St. Boniface is the Patron Saint of Germany.
Besides Boniface, the following are also patron saints of Germany:
•Our Lady of Altotting
•Our Lady of Kevelaer
St Boniface is honoured by the Lutheran church, as well as Eastern Orthodox and Anglicans. His feast day is 5 June
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- KathrynLv 44 years ago
There are a few. Here are some: St. Martin of Tours St. Ignatius of Loyola St. George And St. Joan of Arc, which another poster already mentioned.
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- Anonymous8 years ago
John McClane is the devil to them.