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St. Laurence / Lawrence

Saint Laurence/Lawrence is the patron of chefs, comics, deacons, archives, libraries, poor people, and butchers. He was an archdeacon of Rome and Roman authorities alerted him that his execution would be in four days. Therefore, Saint Laurence/Lawrence dispersed the material wealth of the church so that those authorities couldn't get their hands on it. When the Roman authorities called him for execution he was commanded to bring the wealth of the church and he responded by bringing the poor and crippled of Rome whom he claimed were the true treasure of the Church. Saint Laurence/Lawrence was martyred by being cooked to death on a gridiron. St. Laurence/Lawrence's feast day is August 10th.
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