Sunday, April 25, 2010

St. Luke the Apostle (? to c.84)

"To shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace." (Luke 1:79)

My favorite gospel was written by St. Luke because it contains some of my favorite quotes. He stresses the importance of the Holy Ghost and his gospel is the only one that tells the parable of the Good Samaritan.
St. Luke was an apostle and follower of Jesus. He was born in Syria and worked as a physician and artist. He was martyred c. 84 in Greece.
The relic of St. Luke, his rib, is at his tomb in Greece and the rest of his remains are at the Basilica of St. Justina in Padua, Italy. It is often overlooked because the majority of people make pilgrimages to Padua to the Basilica of St. Anthony. If you are there, both our worthy of a visit.
St. Luke's feast day is Oct. 18. He is a patron saint of physicians and artists.

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