About St. Lawrence
Feast Day: August 10
St. Lawrence was a 3rd century martyr. He lived in Rome and as a deacon was responsible for distributing resources to the poor.
When the prefect of Rome demanded that he bring him the treasures of the Church, he brought a group of the poor he had been serving, saying “These are the treasure of the Church.” The prefect was so angry that he ordered that Lawrence be burned alive on a hot griddle, a very painful death. After suffering for some time, Lawrence said, “I’m well done on this side. Turn me over!”
St. Lawrence is the patron saint of librarians, students, miners, chefs, comedians, the poor, and firefighters.
Top ideas for St. Lawrence
- Catholic Moms, Dads, Catechists, and Teachers group on Facebook
- I’m a Saint in the Making
- My Little Book of Patrons: Discovering How the Saints Help Us in Our Everyday Lives
- More resources for the month of August