Luke, Evangelist

October 18, 2018 all-day

The feast of St. Luke is celebrated on October 18th. Luke was a beloved Gospel writer, a physician, a Gentile, and a traveler with Paul on his second and third missionary journeys. He wrote the book of Acts and interjects his presence when the pronoun he (Paul) suddenly changes to we without explanation. He writes as if he was an apostle, but we have no record that he actually met Jesus. It appears that he received some of the information unique to his Gospel from spending time with the Blessed Mother.