Feast of Saint Lawrence

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Saint Lawrence Distributing Alms, by Giovanni Serodine, 1625-1626

Prayer to Saint Lawrence

O Glorious Saint Lawrence,
cheerful giver in the service
of the poor,
by your prayers,
may we be purified by
the cross of Christ
that we may die to ourselves
to bear the fruits of true justice.
This we ask through
our Lord Jesus Christ.