About Us

The St. Lawrence Society (SLS) is a fellowship of single, Catholic young adult men dedicated to spiritual growth, leadership through daily prayer, frequent Mass attendance and reception of the sacraments, and spiritual reading. SLS members strive to live a moral life and provide service to Jesus Christ and His Church.

We meet monthly with Father Thomas G. Morrow for prayer, discussion, and dinner. Single Catholic young adult men (ages 21-40) are cordially welcome!

Who is Saint Lawrence?

St. Lawrence

Saint Lawrence was martyred on August 10, 258, during the persecution of the Roman emperor Valerian and other Roman clergy members. Saint Lawrence was the last of the seven deacons of Rome to die.

After Pope Sixtus II was martyred on August 6, 258, Lawrence, having been the Roman Church’s treasurer, became the Church’s principal authority. When executioners summoned Lawrence, they ordered him to bring all the Church’s wealth.  He showed up with a handful of crippled, poor, and sick men, and when questioned, replied that “These are the true wealth of the Church.” He was immediately killed by being cooked alive on a gridiron.

Along with Saints Peter and Paul, Saint Lawrence is venerated as one of the patrons of Rome.

“‘Just as Christ laid down his life for us, so we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.’ My brethren, Lawrence understood this and, understanding, he acted on it. In his life he loved Christ; in his death he followed in his footsteps.”
– St. Augustine, in a sermon on the feast of Saint Lawrence

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