Tuesday, July 21, 2015

July 21: St. Lawrence of Brindisi

History

Born in Brindisi, a town in the Naples region of Italy, Saint Lawrence  became a Capuchin brother when he was only 16 years old. He loved to study and learned theology, philosophy and several languages. After he was ordained a priest, he accomplished many great things. At one point, the whole country of Hungary was being threatened by invaders, and Saint Lawrence helped round up an army to defend the nation. He also wrote many books explaining the Bible. After he was canonized and named a Doctor of the church, he was also named the patron of his home town, Brindisi

Activity

Tonight in honor of Saint Lawrence, prepare a pasta supper that is commonly served in Brindisi. It’s easy!

Recipe: 

Spaghetti a la Brindisi, courtesy of Catholic Culture

Saint Lawrence of Brindisi, pray for us!

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