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This is a miraculous story of St. Lawrence in a certain time in history.

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St Lawrence of Rome

This is a miraculous story of St. Lawrence in a certain time in history.

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After the death of Sixtus, the prefect of Rome demanded that St Lawrence turn over the riches of the Church. St. Ambrose is the earliest source for the tale that St Lawrence asked for three days to gather together the wealth.[3] He worked swiftly to distribute as much Church property to the poor as possible, so as to prevent its being seized by the prefect. On the third day, at the head of a small delegation, he presented himself to the prefect, and when ordered to give up the treasures of the Church he presented the poor, the crippled, the blind and the suffering, and said these were the true treasures of the Church.[4] One account records him declaring to the prefect, “The Church is truly rich…

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