As you may know, I am a librarian, and next month, I will be in Asheville, NC for a professional conference.  I will be there during a weekend, so of course I wanted to scope out local churches.

It just so happens that my hotel is close to the Basilica of St. Lawrence.  This is cool for a few reasons.

First, St. Lawrence is just awesome.  He was cooked to death on a gridiron, but legend says that he was not very perturbed by that; he declared to his executors, “You can turn me over now, I’m done on this side.”  Or something to that effect.

Second, St. Lawrence is a Patron Saint of librarians!

Third, just look at the place!

I’m relieved.  I think I’ll like this basilica.  I look forward to being there in person!