Monday, August 13, 2012

St. Lawrence

Friday (August 10) was the memorial of St. Lawrence of Rome, deacon and martyr.

According to lore, Lawrence was entrusted the Holy Chalice, the cup in which Jesus and the Apostles drank from at the Last Supper. It is now venerated at the Cathedral of Valencia in Spain.

Tradition has it that Lawrence was grilled to death by the order of the Emperor Valerian in 258.

The Grill used to grill Lawrence to death

Devotion to him spread widely in the fourth century, and he is one of the patrons of Rome.

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