BEST SELLING SAINT LUKE STATUE
What is the best gift for a physician, scholar or artist? A Saint Luke statue will be perfect as he
is the patron saint for these.
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.
Scholars are not sure how Saint Luke died. An old tradition says he was decapitated by Emperor
Nero for the faith. Another states that he died of old age in Greece. He is often depicted in
art with his symbol, a winged bull, or painting a portrait of the Blessed Virgin Mary. He was
supposed to have made several portraits of the Mother of God, though this seems unlikely. He
is the patron of physicians and artists. His feast is on October 18. He is the patron saint