San Lorenzo

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August 10
Father,you called Saint Lawrence to serve you by love
and crowned his life with glorious martyrdom.
Help us to be like him
in loving you and doing your work.
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Today was a double feast in our home.  We celebrated the Feast Day of St. Lawrence and the Namedays for Mr. and Baby G.  St. Lawrence is also the patron saint of librarians, at which I have been working as for the past 2.5 school years.  I guess that makes it a triple feast day.

We grilled!  It’s what Mr. enjoys and since it was his nameday, why not.  He grilled tri-tip and corn.  I made his favorite salad, apple-feta salad.st lawrence dinner  Rose and I made cupcakes for desert.  They were cinnabon cupcakes with buttercream frosting.  We got our decorating inspiration from here.st lawrence cupcakessan lorenzo feast dayBaby G is 86 days old today – almost 3 months..
I’m embarrassed to share this picture due to Mr.’s shirt.  However, Sparkles reminded me that it’s dad’s “holy” shirt.  Rose chimed in, “it’s his gridiron shirt.”  Mr. has had this shirt since we’ve been together, over seventeen years.  I’m not sure but it may be a world’s record.
We will go out late tomorrow night to view the Tears of St. Lawrence* and celebrate St. Clare’s feast (Sweetie’s nameday) on the traditional feast day – Aug 12.

*Tonight, or especially tomorrow night and up to the dawn of 12 August, 1 if you look up at a clear sky in the Northern hemisphere, you may be blessed to see the Perseid meteor shower, 2 debris of the comet Swift-Tuttle whose "radiant" (point of apparent origin) is in the constellation of Perseus. This meteor shower is known as "the tears of St. Lawrence" because it is most visible at this time of year, though these streaks of light can sometimes be seen as early as 17 July and as late as 24 August.


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NOVENA TO SAINT LAURENCE
O glorious St. Laurence, blessed deacon of the church, filled with compassion for those who invoke you, with love for those who suffer, heavily laden with the weight of my troubles, I kneel at your feet and humbly beg you to take my present need under you special protection... (mention here). Vouchsafe to recommend it to our Lord who gave you the grace to withstand great torture before being burned to death in His name. Cease not to intercede for me until my request is granted. Above all, obtain for me the grace to one day meet God face to face, and with you and Mary and all the angels and saints praise Him through all eternity. O most powerful Saint Laurence, do not let me lose my soul, but obtain for me the grace of winning my way to heaven, forever and ever. Amen.
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1 comment:

  1. I love stopping by your blog. I'm always so inspired. What a wonderful St. Lawrence Day you all had. And the baby is a doll!!!

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