Saint Boniface of Lausanne is also called Saint Boniface of Brussels
Feast day: 19 February
When did St. Boniface of Lausanne live: 1182 - 1261
Boniface was born in Brussels (Belgium) in 1182 and studied in Paris. After his graduation, he became a taught dogma in Paris and Cologne. In 1216, he was made deacon and later in 1230 bishop of Lausanne in Switzerland. After serving for nine years, he retired in a Cistercian convent due to an assault ordered by Emperor Frederick II whom he had excommunicated from the church. Boniface died in 1260 and his relics are the the Kapellekerk in Brussels and the La Cambre Abbey
Patronage: St. Boniface of Lausanne is patron saint against fever
Statues and wooden sculptures representing St. Boniface of Lausanne - portrayal, imagery and emblem: St. Boniface of Lausanne is shown as a bishop with book, miter, crosier and cross around his neck.