Aug. 10, 2018 (Feast of St. Lawrence)

St. Lawrence is one of the most venerated saints in the Church of Rome next to St. Peter and St. Paul. He was a deacon of the church martyred by the Romans by being burned on a gridiron. 50 years after his martyrdom, Constantine had a basilica constructed over his tomb. The basilica is one of the 7 major churches of Rome.

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