ST. LUKE: Evangelist, Artist, Physician…

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He’s a true “Renaissance Man.”  Well, not really, since he lived before the Renaissance even occurred—but St. Luke, whose feast we celebrate on October 18, was certainly a man of many talents.  Luke has been called the patron of artists, physicians, surgeons, students and butchers.Most importantly, Luke was an evangelist—one of the four writers of the Gospels, a historian who gave us, for example, the infancy narrative, sharing the story of Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem and his early childhood … [Read more...]