Monday, October 17, 2005

Saint Luke. Evangelist, Physician, Sailor...and Painter?

Oh, well, of course we shouldn't have a "favorite Gospel."

I do though...Saint Luke's.

Probably because he wrote, or rather the Holy Spirit wrote through him, so much about Our Lady. It is via Luke's Gospel that we receive Mary's Magnificat, for example.

We know that Luke was a doctor, and a sailor (great shipwreck account in Acts 27!). But legend has it that he was also a painter of portraits. In fact, a painting of the Blessed Mother at Saint Mary Major in Rome is attributed to him.

Saint Luke, pray for us!