Wednesday, June 20, 2007

About the St. Lawrence League...

St. Lawrence was a Roman deacon under Pope Sixtus II. Four days after this pope was put to death, St. Lawrence and four other clerics became martyrs under the Emperor Valerian. The emperor demanded that St. Lawrence bring all the treasures of the Church and turn them over to him. St. Lawrence replied that the Church, indeed, was rich. He requested time to gather the riches and valuables of the Church, and it was granted to him. The next couple of days, St. Lawrence gathered up a great number of blind, lame, leprous, orphaned, and widowed people. When the prefect arrived, St. Lawrence simply said, "These are the treasures of the Church." St. Lawrence was sentenced to death, and as we have heard throughout the years, his body was placed on a hot gridiron over coals. After suffering for quite some time, he cheerfully declared, "Turn me over. I am done on this side!" For this reason, he is considered the patron saint of cooks. His feast day is celebrated on August 10th.
May we all have the courage under fire as St. Lawrence did.

The St. Lawrence League was started to share recipes, to encourage others in their faith, and to facilitate a few friendships along the way. Any and all who are interested may share recipes. Please don't hesitate to leave a comment letting others know how much you enjoyed their recipe!

St. Lawrence, pray for us.

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