St. Luke, as one of the Gospel Evangelists, is naturally one of the Saints to be promoted by the God Who Speaks team as the Saint of the Month.
St. Luke – October 18th
St. Luke’s two-volume work comprises the third Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles. His Gospel is the only one written by a Gentile Christian and it is likely that he wrote it between 70 and 85 AD. Luke was thorough in his research and interviewed eye witnesses when composing his works. Luke’s writing is warm and his Gospel is often summarised as the Gospel of Mercy.
Luke was a disciple of Paul, first appearing in Acts during Paul’s second missionary journey to Philippi. He was a faithful missionary companion of Paul’s and stayed nearby when Paul was imprisoned. Paul refers to Luke as “our beloved physician”.
St. Luke is the Patron Saint of Artists and Painters and of Physicians and Surgeons. His symbol is an ox.