Patron of Artists and Doctors
Figurine comes nicely displayed in a clear fronted box with the the Story of the saint on the outside and a prayer card inside.
As the writer of the Gospel and the book “Acts of the Apostles”, Luke has become identified as “the beloved physician”. We know few other facts about Luke’s life from Scripture and from early Church Historians. It is believed that Luke was born a Greek and a Gentile and his Gospel shows special sensitivity to evangelizing Gentiles. How Luke became a Christian we do not know, but the language of Acts shows us where he joined Paul as a follower of Jesus.
Luke’s writings indicate that he was the loyal comrade who stayed with Paul when he was imprisoned in Rome about the year 61. After everyone else deserted Paul in his final imprisonment and sufferings, it was Luke who remained with Paul to the end; “Only Luke is with me”. (2 Timothy 4:11)
Luke’s unique perspective on Jesus can be seen in the six miracles and eighteen parables not found in the other gospels. Reading his Gospel gives a good idea of Luke’s character as one who loved the poor, who wanted the door to God’s kingdom opened to all, who respected women, and who saw hope in God’s mercy for everyone.
Legend has it that Luke was a painter, and that he painted a lovely picture of the Virgin Mary. Luke’s Gospel has always been an inspiration to artists and thus he is considered their patron.
Feast Day: October 18
Prayer to St Luke
Most wonderful St Luke you were animated by the Heavenly Spirit of Love.
In faithfully detailing the humanity of Jesus, you also showed His Divinity and His genuine compassion for all human beings.
May the Holy Spirit, instructor of the faithful, help me to understand Christ’s words and faithfully apply them in my life.
Material: Stone / Resin Mix
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