We find this delightful statue of St. Luke the Evangelist with the disciple portrayed painting an image of the Madonna and Child. St. Luke is known as the patron saint of patron saint of physicians, surgeons, artists, students and butchers. Wonderful confirmation gift, or thoughtful gift idea for an artist or doctor. His feast day is celebrated on October 18th.
St. Luke is the patron saint of artists and doctors.
This statue is sold along with a St. Luke prayer card.
The gift box contains a prayer to St. Luke on the front and the story of St. Luke on the back.
Prayer to St. Luke
Prayer to St. Luke
Most wonderful St. Luke
you were animated by
the Heavenly Spirit
In faithfully detailing the
humanity of Jesus, you
also showed His Divinity
and His genuine
compassion for all
May the Holy Spirit,
instructor of the faithful,
help me to understand
Christ's worlds and
faithfully apply them in
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Story of St. Luke
Patron Saint of Artists and Doctors (First Century)
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 wo 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 anted 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
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