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Screen Shot 2015-08-07 at 1.14.49 pm "I'M DONE ON ONE SIDE. WON'T YOU TURN ME OVER?" 

A Spaniard by birth, Lawrence was a deacon of Rome under Pope Sixtus II. When the Pope was executed in A.D. 258 during the persecution of the Emperor Valerian, the distraught Lawrence was commanded  by the prefect to hand over the treasure of the Church. His response was to assemble a large number of the city's poor, to whom he had distributed the wealth, and present them to the prefect. This, he said, was it. The prefect, infuriated, ordered a gridirom to be set up and  Lawrance to be roasted until he revealed the whereabouts of the treasure.
Lawrence appears to have remained not only stoical during his ordeal but remarkably good-humoured.
"I'm done on one side. Won't turn me over?", he said at one point. Lawrence died, uttering a prayer for conversion of Rome (A Book of Saints).

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