Walking With The Father: Saint Luke the Evangelist

October 18, 2018

Saint Luke the Evangelist

  • Luke was one of the four gospel writers, a gentile, a medical doctor, and very educated for that time. He was also disciple of St. Paul and the author of the Acts of the Apostles (the Gospel of the Holy Spirit). Luke's gospel is where where we get the Hail Mary prayer, and most of what we know about Mary. Only in Luke do we hear about Jesus' childhood. The Gloria at Mass also comes from Luke's Gospel, along with parables such as The Good Samaritan and The Prodigal Son. Luke also recognizes women many times, and was the first to give women a central role, which would have been different at that time in history. We are encouraged to read Luke's gospel and the Acts, so that we can discover the treasures contained within.