The English Correspondence of St. Boniface

Date: 1911

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Chapter XXVIII St. Boniface, the Apostle to the Germans

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Bishop Daniel’s Letter of Introduction

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To the pious and clement kings and to all princes, to the reverend and beloved bishops, to the holy abbots, the priests, and the spiritual children of Christ, Daniel, servant of the servants of God.

The commands of God must be observed by all the faithful with sincere devotion, and the Holy Scriptures show how great is the reward of hospitality and how acceptable it is to God to discharge kind offices to travelers. The holy Abraham, because of bountiful hospitality, deserved to receive the blessed angels and to enjoy converse with them. Even so Lot, through the same discharge of pious offices, was snatched from the flames of Sodom; he was obedient to the commands of Heaven, and the grace of hospitality saved him from doom in the flames. So it will avail to your eternal salvation if you show to the holy priest and servant of the Omnipotent God, Wynfrith, who bears this letter, the love which God himself prizes and enjoins. Receiving the servants of God, you receive Him, for He has promised, "He that receiveth you receiveth Me."2 Doing this with heartfelt devotion you fulfill the bidding of God, and trusting to the divine promise you will have eternal reward with Him.

1 , translated by Edward Kylie. London, 1911. Chatto and Windus.

1 Boniface, Epistoœ, No. 3.

2Matthew, x, 40.

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Chicago: Edward Kylie, trans., The English Correspondence of St. Boniface in Readings in Early European History, ed. Webster, Hutton (Boston: Ginn and Company, 1926), 309. Original Sources, accessed December 12, 2019, http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=KB8F3PH1RSX5HUQ.

MLA: . The English Correspondence of St. Boniface, translted by Edward Kylie, in Readings in Early European History, edited by Webster, Hutton, Boston, Ginn and Company, 1926, page 309. Original Sources. 12 Dec. 2019. originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=KB8F3PH1RSX5HUQ.

Harvard: (trans.), The English Correspondence of St. Boniface. cited in 1926, Readings in Early European History, ed. , Ginn and Company, Boston, pp.309. Original Sources, retrieved 12 December 2019, from http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=KB8F3PH1RSX5HUQ.