St Lawrence Dispenser Treasures of the Church
Lawrence’s story is compelling not just because, like so many other early Christians, he displayed a tenacious willingness to suffer for his Saviour. The wit he maintained in the face of persecution is both striking and instructive. His handling of the Church’s “treasures” was both clever and profound. His defiance of the Roman authorities was both pious and charming. It goes to show that that no amount of persecution could steal from his Lawrence his hope in heaven or his humour.