St Lawrence T-Shirt | "Turn Me Over" 🔥
St Lawrence, the deacon and martyr lived in Rome in the second century. Although little is known about his life, we do know that he served as a deacon in Rome, and was primarily responsible for the distribution of alms to the poor and needy.
After Pope Saint Sixtus II was murdered, a Prefect of Rome came to St Lawrence, demanding the 'treasury' of the church be given to the emperor. St Lawrence replied by bringing a great number of the lame, the sick, the poor, and the needy to the footstep of the Prefect. He simply illustrated that these people were the 'treasure' of the church.
The Prefect was so angry, that he ordered the execution of St Lawrence, by cooking him upon an iron grill (as pictured by the design on the front of this shirt).
After the martyr had suffered the pain for a long time, the legend concludes, he made his famous cheerful remark, “I am done on this side, turn me over!”
And now he's the patron saint of deacons, the poor, and cooks!
🔥 100% combed ring-spun cotton
🔥 Fabric weight: 6.5 oz/yd² (220 g/m²)
This design was inspired by St Lawrence's martyrdom.
🌿 The palm branch represents a martyr's death.
🔥 The Grill and flame represent the tools of his execution.
Learn more about St Lawrence.