Archives for August 8, 2013

Turn Me Over, I’m Done On This Side!

Those of you who, like me, spent your aimless youth slathered in Coppertone and languishing on a hot beach in a vain attempt to get a suntan will appreciate this story.  *     *     *     *     * St. Lawrence, one of seven deacons who served under Pope Sixtus II, died on August 10, in 258 A.D.  According to legend, he was “roasted” alive on a grill—but maintaining his good humor to the end, he is reputed to have said during his ordeal, “Turn me over.  I’m done on this side.”  *     *     *     … [Read more...]

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