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PODCAzT 184: St. Augustine preaches to the mob who lynched a cop who killed a guy

Today is the Feast of St. Lawrence.   In 400, or thereabouts, in St. Augustine’s see of Hippo, a miles, a soldiers, probably a kind of police officer, did something very bad.  He probably killed someone.  The town went nuts and rioted … Read More

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Wonderful Collect for St. Lawrence

St. Lawrence the deacon and martyr is beloved of the Romans. He has many churches in the City, which is a sign of how deeply he was venerated in centuries past. Today in the traditional form of the Roman Rite … Read More

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WDTPRS 3rd Sunday of Lent – Prayer over the people (2002MR)

Historically, this was the Sunday in the ancient Church when, in Rome, catechumens underwent examinations.  They would come in their penitential garments in a procession across the City to be "grilled" as it were near the tomb of this famous … Read More

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St. Ambrose on the martyrdom of St. Lawrence

St. Ambrose of Milan (+397) in his work De officiis ministrorum, echoing Cicero, spoke about martyrs. He lingers over the conversation between St. Pope Sixtus II (whose feast we had the other day) and his great deacon, the Spanish born … Read More

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