|The Martyrdom of St. Lawrence by Agnolo Bronzino|
It seems that everyone is familiar with the grim humor shown by our saint while he was on the grill. According to a book I am reading, that was not the rest of the story.
|Saint Lawrence by Fra Angelico|
According to Robert Eimer, O.M.I. author of Tilted Haloes, St. Lawrence also continued with the following:
|Martyrdom of St. Lawrency by Valentine De Boulogne|
"It seems that the Roman deacon Lawrence, gleefully, as we hear today, was being roasted alive on a spit over blazing coals. Turning to his executioners, he remarked:
|The Martyrdom of St. Lawrence by Jacopo Vignali|
'Let my body now be turned; one side is broiled enough.' Then he added the phrase we seldom hear: 'Eat now, for it is well done.'"
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