The Fire of St. Lawrence in Ravenna

by Sister Hilda Kleiman, OSB

The stunning mosaics of the Mausoleum of Gallia Placidia in Ravenna, Italy, include one featuring St. Lawrence, the fire that was the instrument of his martyrdom, and the four Gospels. 

St. Lawrence - CC BY-SA 3.0

St. Lawrence - CC BY-SA 3.0

Detail of St. Lawrence - CC BY-SA 3.0

Detail of the fire - CC BY-SA 3.0

Detail of the Gospels - CC BY-SA 3.0
Incarnate Beauty also features the mosaic of the Good Shepherd from the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia.