He was a founder of St. Paul of the Cross Province. Born Lorenzo di Giacomo on March 25, 1826 in Montaldo, the Papal States, Italy, he was the son of Pasquale and Maria Ana di Giacomo. He professed his vows on November 14, 1848 at Monte Argentario, Italy on October 17, 1847. In 1852 he was sent to the new United Sates mission and resided in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He did quests for financial assistance in New Orleans, Louisiana in February 1856, St. Louis, Missouri in August 1856 and Louisville, Kentucky in September 1857. These quests were conducted with Brother Alphonsus Zeegers, C.P. Later he went to Canada to Toronto diocese for the same purpose in 1858. He also went to Montreal. In 1864 he was back in Pittsburgh. He then volunteered for the mission at Virginia City, Nevada, but before he could go he accompanied, in 1863, Father John Dominic Tarlattini to Rome for the General Chapter. In 1864 he did go out to Nevada. He returned on March 16, 1865 by way of Panama where he contacted dysentery. He never recovered and died in West Hoboken, New Jersey.
March 25, 1826
November 14, 1848
June 27, 1865
Lawrence of the Sorrowful Virgin di Giacomo