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St. Luke The Evangelist Ceramic Plaque

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Catalog Code: P68


Luke The Evangelist Ceramic Plaque

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Luke (Lukas, Lucius, Lucias) [1st Century], author of one of the four Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles, was a gentile convert to Christianity and sometime companion during the missionary journeys of St. Paul, who called him both friend and physician. By popular tradition, the portrait of St. Mary in a chapel of St. Mary Major, Rome, is by his hand. Because of the sensitive and sympathetic treatment of women in his writings, he may be considered patron of those who advance the cause of women. His symbol is the winged bull, one of the four beasts of Ezekial. He is also patron of brewers, butchers, glassworkers, notaries, artists, doctors and surgeons. His feast is October 18.



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St. Luke

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 10/18


Patron Of: Bookbinders, Lace Makers, Butchers, Artists, Bachelors, Physicians, Surgeons, Notaries, Doctors, Glass Industry, Goldsmiths, Jewelers, Painters, Sculptors, Brewers

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Born to pagan Greek parents, and possibly a slave. One of the earliest converts. Physician, studying in Antioch and Tarsus. Probably travelled as a ship's doctor; many charitable societies of physicians are named for him. Legend has that he was also a painter who may have done portraits of Jesus and Mary, but none have ever been correctly or definitively attributed to him; this story, and the inspiration his Gospel has always given artists, led to his patronage of them. He met Saint Paul at Troas, and evangelized Greece and Rome with him, being there for the shipwreck and other perils of the voyage to Rome, and stayed in Rome for Paul's two years of in prison. Wrote the Gospel According to Luke, much of which was based on the teachings and writings of Paul, interviews with early Christians, and his own experiences. Wrote a history of the early Church in the Acts of the Apostles. Martyr.
Born
at Antioch
Died
c.74 in Greece; some stories say he was martyred, others not; relics at Padua, Italy


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