With these quality prayer cards we ask for the intercession of Saint Luke. Saint Luke the Evangelist was the author both of the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles. He is mentioned in Saint Paul’s letters as a dear companion and as a physician. He was possibly a Greek Gentile, for the Gospel of Luke contains a number of references to Gentile believers. Luke joined the Apostle Paul
at Troas about the year 51. He accompanied him on his missionary journey through Macedonia. He later went with him to Jerusalem. When Saint Paul
was imprisoned in Rome about 61 Luke joined him. Luke’s gospel speaks about justice for the poor, especially in the Beatitudes when he writes ‘Blessed are the poor.’ He is the only gospel writer to mention the story of the Annunciation, Visitation, Presentation and Jesus’ disappearance in Jerusalem when he was a boy.