ST. LAWRENCE – Patron of Chefs/Comedians
Lawrence was the Archdeacon and treasurer of the Church in Rome during a time when practicing the Faith was banned. He was one of Seven Deacons of the city of Rome under Pope Sixtus II, who were martyred during the Persecution by Emperor Valerian in 258. When his superiors were captured, he took the wealth of the Church and dispersed it among the poor. At his execution, he was asked by the authorities to hand over the riches of the Church, so he brought a large number of Rome’s poor with him.
b. Huesca, Spain d. 8/10/258 AD, Rome
Feast Day: August 10
Patronage: Cooks, Chefs, Comedians, Students, Miners, Tanners, Archivists, Against fires, Librarians, Wine makers
Memorial Day Aug 10