The story of St Lawrence

This famous martyr of Rome lived in the second century.

He was one of seven deacons who were in charge of giving help to the poor and the needy.

The prefect of Rome, a greedy man, thought the Church had a great fortune hidden away. He ordered Lawrence to bring the Church’s treasure to him.

The Saint said he would, in three days. Then he went through the city and gathered together all the poor and sick people supported by the Church. He showed them to the prefect and said: “These people are the Church’s treasure.”

The prefect was furious. In his anger he asked them to kill Lawrence slowly so he would suffer more. The Saint was tied on top of an iron grill over a slow fire that roasted him.

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