Saint Luke, Evangelist

October 18 – St. Luke, Evangelist –

He was a devout disciple of Paul the Apostle. Luke is said to have written the Book of Acts which provides the most thorough information found in the New Testament. The Gospel of Luke is also well-known for being most inclusive; Luke wrote about downtrodden sinners as well as the poor and infirm, women and lepers. It is through Luke we learn of Jesus’ great love and compassion for others, especially those less fortunate. Luke dutifully recorded Jesus’ pardons of the sinful women, Zacchaeus, the executioners and Dismas, the “good thief.” Luke gives us the most well-known Christmas account, and the most references to Mary, the mother of Jesus, as well as her song, the Magnificat.