Tuesday, August 10, 2021
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. His feast day is August 10.