Friday, 18 July 2014

Blackmore: St Laurence

St Laurence

St Laurence (Laurentius), martyr, died A.D. 258.  One of the deacons of Rome under Sixtus I. During the persecution of the Church by the Emperor Valerian, Laurence was called upon the surrender the church treasures.  Instead he produced the poor and sick under his charge, declaring that these “were his treasures”.  He suffered martyrdom by burning. His day is August 10th

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