Thursday, August 11, 2011

Feast of St. Lawrence


Yesterday we celebrated the Feast of catholic deacon and martyr, St. Lawrence. St. Lawrence died on the gridiron. Maintaining his trust in Christ and his sense of joy, even while suffering through such an agonizing death, he told his tormentors "Turn me over! I'm done on this side." So, in his honor we grilled hotdogs and enjoyed a "grill cake."

You can read about this wonderful saint and see the inspiration for our dessert at the Catholic Cuisine blog. So many great ideas for celebrating the faith can be found on the website.

Prayer to Saint Lawrence

O glorious Saint Lawrence, Martyr and Deacon, who, being subjected to the most bitter torments, didst not lose thy faith nor thy constancy in confessing Jesus Christ, obtain in like manner for us such an active and solid faith, that we shall never be ashamed to be true followers of Jesus Christ, and fervent Christians in word and in deed.

V. Pray for us, O holy Lawrence,
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray.

Grant, we beseech Thee, Almighty God, the grace to quench the flames of our vices, Thou who didst enable blessed Lawrence to overcome his fiery torments. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

3 comments:

Jessica said...

Your cake turned out great! Thank you so much for sharing the picture with all of us! God bless!

JOYfilled Family said...
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JOYfilled Family said...

Your grill cake is absolutely darling. ALL FOR!