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  • [CATHOLIC/ORTHODOX CAUCUS] Feast Of St. Lawrence

    08/10/2010 5:59:37 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Patron saint of comics, chefs, paupers and comedians. That's my guy. From American The esteem in which the Church holds Lawrence is seen in the fact that today’s celebration ranks as a feast. We know very little about his life. He is one of those whose martyrdom made a deep and lasting impression on the early Church. Celebration of his feast day spread rapidly. He was a Roman deacon under Pope St. Sixtus II. Four days after this pope was put to death, Lawrence and four clerics suffered martyrdom, probably during the persecution of the Emperor Valerian. Legendary details...