Saint Lawrence Feast Day – Martyr and Deacon
10 August

Saint Lawrence or Laurence was one of the seven deacons of the city of Rome, Italy, under Pope Sixtus II who were martyred in the persecution of the Christians that the Roman Emperor Valerian ordered in 258. Saint Lawrence, also spelled Laurence, died in 258 in Rome Italy. His Feast is on 10 August. One of the most venerated Roman martyrs, celebrated for his Christian valour.

Saint Lawrence is the Patron Saint of the Poor, Students, Miners, Tanners, Chefs And Firefighters

Graciously obtain for me from God those favours and graces which I need so much in the trials, miseries, and afflictions in life, particularly …………….

O glorious Saint Lawrence, Martyr and Deacon, who, being subjected to the most bitter torments, didst not lose thy faith nor thy constancy in confessing Jesus Christ, obtain in like manner for us such an active and solid faith, that we shall never be ashamed to be true followers of Jesus Christ, and fervent Christians in word and in deed.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be
V. Pray for us, O Holy Lawrence,
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray.
Grant, we beseech Thee, Almighty God, the grace to quench the flames of our vices, thou who didst enable blessed Lawrence to overcome his fiery torments. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.