Prayer of the Day

Feast of St. Lawrence, Deacon & Martyr

August 10th, 2017
St. Lawrence

“Whoever serves me must follow me,  and where I am,  there will be my servant also.  Whoever serves me,  the Father will honour.” (John 12 : 26)

Today’s Reading is about Jesus’ own fate.  After the Resurrection,  Jesus’ life gains a cosmic dimension.  When the Holy Spirit was sent,  the disciples were given a deeper knowledge of Jesus,  who in turn gave witness and inspired to spread the Gospel to everyone,  including St. Lawrence,  a deacon and martyr of Rome.  The Church of the first millennium was born of the blood of martyrs and of the heroic virtues of believers.