In Fra Angelico’s painting, we see St Lawrence distributing alms to the poor. He is wearing a dalmatic, which identifies him as a deacon, and in his left hand he holds a bag of coins. All clearly love him, not just for the handouts, but also for his sheer holiness and love for them’, the ‘treasures of the Church’.

May he pray today for us and for all who are in special need at this time, and may God bless you.