St. Lawrence of Rome(Aug.10)

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August 10

Saint Lawrence of Rome: 

Patron Saint of the Poor, Archivists, Brewers, Butchers, Chefs,

Comics, Deacons, Laundry Workers, Librarians,

Restauranteurs, Students, Seminarians,

Wine Makers; against Fire


Feast Date:

August 10

Patronage:

against fire

against lumbago

archives

archivists

armories

armourers

brewers

butchers

chefs

comedians

comediennes

comics

confectioners

cooks

cutlers

deacons

glaziers

laundry workers

librarians

libraries

paupers

poor people

restauranteurs

schoolchildren

seminarians

stained glass workers

students

tanners

vine growers

vintners

wine makers

Places:

Ceylon

Sri Lanka

Esbønderup, Denmark

Gross Gartach, Germany

Naurod, Germany

Oldenburg, Lower Saxony, Germany

Gyõrszemere község, Hungary

Brissogne, Italy

Cabella Ligure, Italy

Camino, Italy

Cavatore, Alessandria, Italy

Chambave, Aosta, Italy

Denice, Italy

Folgaria, Italy

Gamalero, Italy

Montevarchi, Italy

Mortara, Italy

Rome, Italy

Santena, Italy

Scala, Italy

Seravezza, Italy

Tivoli, Italy

Zagarolo, Italy

Limbazi, Latvia

Il-Birgu, Malta

San Lawrenz, Gozo, Malta

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Alvelos, Portugal

Alaior, Menorca, Spain

Åhus, Sweden

Lund,

Picuris Indian Pueblo

Dioceses:

Diocese of Amarillo, Texas

Diocese of Rotterdam, Netherlands

Extract from St. Lawrence: “As deacon in Rome, Lawrence was charged with the responsibility for the material goods of the Church, and the distribution of alms to the poor. When Lawrence knew he would be arrested by the prefect and killed like the pope, he sought out the poor, widows and orphans of Rome and gave them all the money he had on hand, selling even the sacred vessels to increase the sum. Lawrence said to the prefect who wanted the wealth of the Church that it was indeed rich. ‘I will show you a valuable part. But give me time to set everything in order and make an inventory.’ After three days he gathered a great number of blind, lame, maimed, leprous, orphaned and widowed persons and put them in rows. When the prefect arrived, Lawrence simply said, ‘These are the treasure of the Church.’ The prefect was so angry he told Lawrence that he would indeed have his wish to die—but it would be by inches. He had a great gridiron prepared, with coals beneath it, and had Lawrence’s body placed on it. After the martyr had suffered the pain for a long time, the legend concludes, he made his famous cheerful remark, ‘It is well done. Turn me over!’”  See pictures of St. Lawrence. See  also: ST LAWRENCE.(En), Lawrence of Rome (multi-lingual), San Lorenzo, San Lorenzo Diacono e martire (It), Święty Wawrzyniec, diakon i męczennik (Po), VideoSt. Lawrence of Rome (Aug. 10).

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The Missionaries of Mercy and our collaborators have prayed for the intercession of St. Lawrence of Rome on behalf of those affected by the following disasters:

Wildfires in European Russia  (Summer, 2010) (Europe) See World Mission Rosary Intentions – August 16 – August 29, 2010.

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