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...]


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