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St LAWRENCE-OF-ROME

Christian Saint

Also known as LAURENCE-OF-ROME

Patron Saint of Cooks and Chefs

Roman Archdeacon and Martyr.

Terrible persecutions were in full swing. Pope Sixtus had just been slaughtered and our hero was asked to surrender all the church valuables to the Emperor.

"Give us the church’s treasure and you’ll be free to go," he was told. So he turned up with a flock of poor, orphaned, blind and disabled people. "These are the treasures the church values above all," he claimed.

The Emperor was not amused and had our Saint broiled on a grid-iron.

Game to the last, he managed to cry out to the executioners: "Turn me over, I’m done on this side." His unquenchable spirit of humor is still reflected in his being Patron of Cooks.

St LAWRENCE-OF-ROME FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : LAWRENCE-OF-ROME
Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Male
Type : saint
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Birth and Death Dates : ???-258
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : LAURENCE-OF-ROME
Popularity index : 27

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Article last updated on 25 February 2006 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "LAWRENCE-OF-ROME: Saint from Christian mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 25 Feb. 2006. Web. 26 July 2014.

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