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Saint Luke


Saint Luke was a Greek-speaking doctor.  We knew him best as an evangelist, writing one of the four Gospels about the life, sufferings, death, and resurrection of Jesus.  He writes of a compassionate, forgiving Christ, dealing with people, all people.  His Gospels contain the stories of the angel Gabriel telling Mary she was chosen to be the Mother of God. 

Luke also wrote the Acts of the Apostles, the story of what the Apostles and friends of Jesus did after his ascension.  St. Paul often referred to St. Luke as "our beloved physician" (Colossians 4:14.) 

Saint Luke was martyred when he was about 84 years old.

The symbol for Luke is an ox because his Gospel begins with the story of Zechariah offering a sacrifice in the Temple.

St. Luke is the patron of artists, painters, doctors, sculptors, glass-workers and butchers.

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