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St. Lawrence and the Necessity of Good Humor

“Turn me over, I’m done on this side.” – St. Lawrence
Have you ever noticed how good it feels to laugh? "It's not surprising that the adage, "laughter is the best medicine" is such a popular cliche." It’s true. It’s also not surprising that many of the saints were known for their keen sense of humor.

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The Lord's Garden

August 10

August 10

Feast of St. Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr

 “I tell you again and again, my brethren, that in the Lord’s garden are to be found not only the roses of His martyrs. In it there are also the lilies of the virgins, the ivy of wedded couples, and the violets of widows.

                                           -St. Augustine on the Feast of St. Lawrence

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Preaching

July 21

July 21

Feast of St. Lawrence of Brindisi, Priest and Doctor (1559 – 1619)

The preaching of the word of God is necessary for the spiritual life, just as the planting of the seed is necessary for bodily life. Preaching, therefore, is a duty that is apostolic, angelic, Christian, divine.

                                                                       - St. Lawrence of Brindisi

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