The New Student's Reference Work/Lawrence, Saint

Lawrence, Saint, whose day is August 10, was born, according to story, in Huasco, Spain, and became a deacon in Rome under Sixtus I. During the persecution of Valerian he was summoned before the prætor and ordered to surrender the treasures of the church, whereupon he handed over the sick and the poor. Persisting in his refusal, he was ordered to be broiled upon a gridiron. This martyrdom is authentic, and its probable date was 258 A. D.