FEAST: OCTOBER 18
St. Luke is one of the four gospel writers, and he also wrote the Acts of the Apostles. He was a gentile doctor who converted and traveled with Paul on his missionary journeys, recording what he witnessed. In his Gospel, Luke makes a comprehensive investigation in the life of Christ and lays out the story with the writing of an educated man. His writing of the Gospel and Acts is a two part work showing the life of Christ and the action of His Church. Luke accompanied Paul to his death in Rome, but little is known about what happened to Luke. Tradition suggests that he settled in Greece to write his Gospel and Acts of the Apostles. St. Luke is the patron saint of doctors, and his symbol is a winged ox.