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Saint of the day

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Date 10 August

The Saint of the Day presents a daily calendar of Saints remembered by the Church and featured in the Vatican calendar. The pages feature the stories of the great witnesses of Christian life through the centuries, lighting our way on our journey of faith. 

St. Lawrence Deacon and Martyr

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Having died a martyr for Christ, St. Lawrence is the patron of deacons, chefs and firefighters. Around the time of his feast day, celebrated on August 10, the night sky is lit with bright lights. For folk tradition these lights are “falling stars”, tears St. Lawrence shed during his martyrdom.  

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