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 this date 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.”  *     *     *     *     * And why was the Emper … [Read more...]

On His Feastday, A Litany to St. Thomas More

Litany of St. Thomas More, Martyr and Patron Saint of Statesmen, Politicians and LawyersV. Lord, have mercy R. Lord have mercy V. Christ, have mercy R. Christ have mercy V. Lord, have mercy R. Lord have mercy V. Christ hear us R. Christ, graciously hear us V. St. Thomas More, Saint and Martyr, R. Pray for us (Repeat after each invocation) St. Thomas More, Patron of Statesmen, Politicians and Lawyers St. Thomas More, Patron of Justices, Judges and Magistrates St. Thomas More, Model of Integrity … [Read more...]