Saint for the Day - October 18 - St. Luke
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.
Saint for the Day - St. Luke
Read about the Saint for today - October 18 and spare a thought for family or friends who might suffering from ill health or are experiencing times of trouble.
Christ has given all He had for
thee; do thou give all thou hast
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