Carissimi: Today’s Mass; Vigil of St Laurence, Martyr

Vigil of St Laurence, Martyr; comm of St. Romanus, Martyr: Missa “Dispérsit, dedit paupéribus“ After the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul this is the greatest festival in the ancient Roman Liturgy. The terrible martyrdom endured by the famous archdeacon deeply impressed the generations that came immediately after him, for whom Saint Lawrence became at Rome that…