San Lorenzo Martire | Mausoleo di Galla Placidia


In the lunette in front the Christ the Good Shepherd, St Laurence Martyr walks towards martyrdom, that is the burning grill.
The roman deacon saint is carrying an open book and the same Cross of Salvation, the Mystic Shepherd promised in front of the door of Heaven. We read in the Gospel: Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.(Mt 16,24). Salvation for mankind is preached in the four Gospels kept in the cabinet aside: Matthew, John, Mark, Luke.