The mighty oak and the god of thunder
Then it was chopped down.
The man responsible was a Bishop: personally sent by the Pope to bring the German people to Christ.
He used the wood to build a chapel, where a cathedral now stands.
Boniface worked tirelessly, preaching the Gospel and organizing the Church.
Then, while administering Confirmation in what is now Holland, Boniface was murdered by pagans 1255 years ago on this very day.
(from an earlier post)