Monday, September 23, 2019

St. Luke the Evangelist Feast Day – October 18 – Saint of the Day

The Feast of St. Luke the Evangelist

St. Luke the Evangelist is the Patron Saint of

1. Artists
2. Bachelors
3. Physicians
4. Surgeons
5. Farmers

St. Luke the Evangelist Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date, Matrimony/Holy Orders, Not Married who became Saints

Readings for Today – Year B

St. Luke the Evangelist Feast Day brief life History

Date of Birth Late 1 BC
Country of Birth Turkey in Asia
Profession Physician and a disciple of St. Paul
Place of Work Turkey
Date of Death Late 1 AD
Place of Death Greece
St. Luke the Evangelist Feast Day October 18
Beatification By Pre-Congregation
Canonization By Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of 1. Artists
2. Bachelors
3. Physicians
4. Surgeons
5. Farmers

St. Luke the Evangelist Short life History

St. Luke, a physician at Antioch, and a painter, became a convert of St. Paul, and afterwards his fellow-laborer. He is best known to us as the historian of the New Testament.

Though not an eye-witness of Our Lord’s life, the Evangelist diligently gathered information from the lips of the apostles, and wrote, as he tells us, all things in order.

The acts of the Apostles were written by this Evangelist as a sequel to his Gospel, bringing the history of the Church down to the first imprisonment of St. Paul at Rome. The humble historian never names himself, but by his occasional use of “we” for “they” we are able to detect his presence in the scenes which he describes.

We thus find that he sailed with St. Paul and Silas from Troas to Macedonia; stayed behind apparently for seven years at Philippi, and, lastly, shared the shipwreck and perils of the memorable voyage to Rome.

Here his own narrative ends, but from St. Paul’s Epistles we learn that St. Luke was his faithful companion to the end. He died a martyr’s death some time afterwards in Achaia.

Today’s St. Luke the Evangelist Feast Day Quote:

Luke, was born in Antioch, by profession, was a physician. He had become a disciple of the apostle Paul and later followed Paul until his [Paul’s] martyrdom. Having served the Lord continuously, unmarried and without children, filled with the Holy Spirit he died at the age of 84 years.

St. Luke the Evangelist Feast Day
St. Luke the Evangelist Feast Day