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St Lawrence

Starts 06:00 Ends 21:59
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St. Lawrence was a Spaniard called to Rome by the pope. He was martyred by being burned on a grid iron according to St. Ambrose. Approximately 50 years after his death the Emperor Constantine had a Basilica built over St. Lawrence's grave. It was one of the seven major churches in Rome.

Pope: Martyrs are witnesses that God is Love

 

St Martin I

Starts 12:00 Ends 21:00
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Pope St. Martin I was born in Todo, Italy. He was the last pope to die a martyr. St. Martin called the Council at the Lateran Basilica in his first year and condemned Heraclius and Monothelitism, going against a decree by the Byzantine Emperor who commanded there be no discussion of the issue.