Book of Saints – Luke

[Saint Luke the Evangelist]Article

(Saint) Evangelist (October 18) (1st century) A physician of Antioch in Syria, who, converted to Christianity, became the fellow-worker of Saint Paul. He is the inspired writer of the Third Gospel and also of the Acts of the Apostles. It is from his pen that we learn the greater part of what has been revealed to us concerning the Incarnation, Birth and Early Life of Our Lord. Saint Luke’s preaching after the death of Saint Paul seems to have been chiefly in the South-East of Europe. He is venerated as a Martyr and as having suffered in Greece. A persistent tradition holds that he was a skilled artist, and various pictures of Our Blessed Lady, venerated in Rome and elsewhere, are attributed to his brush.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Luke”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 10 November 2014. Web. 20 August 2017. <>