St Laurence of Brindisi


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Capuchin friar. As chaplain of the Imperial troops, holding a crucifix aloft, he rode before them against the Turks at the battle of Székesfehérvár in 1601. He worked to combat Lutheranism in Bohemia, Austria, and Germany, and wrote an extensive treatise Lutheranismi Hypotyposis. Feast day, 21 (formerly 23) July.

Subjects: Christianity.

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