The Tears of St. Lawrence


A few days ago I was sitting outside later in the evening, enjoying the cool breezes that always appear at night in Calgary.  I saw what I thought was lightning in the north western skies.  There was no thunder and the sky was mainly cloudy.  Then I realized I was watching the Perseid Meteor Shower not a storm brewing.

Meteor Shower Over The United Kingdom

As with all the phenomena relating to the events in the sky – the Perseid Meteor Shower is another of the amazing sights our sky will produce.

GERMANY-ASTRONOMY-SPACE-PERSEIDS-METEOR SHOWER-SHOOTING STAR

In the Catholic Church the Perseid Meteor Shower is named the Tears of St. Lawrence.  St Lawrence was a martyr for the church.

 St. Lawrence before Valerianus

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2 thoughts on “The Tears of St. Lawrence

    • Yes the Perseid Meteor showers are often seen almost every year. I didn’t know that until I researched and this year it was in North America. I thought it was lightening too but turned out it wasn’t. Then when I researched further I learned about St.Lawrence. The skies have always been fascinating to me. Science or mystical.

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