St. Luke wrote the third Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles. He was a doctor and he converted from paganism. He was from Antioch in Syria. St. Luke joined St. Paul on part of his missionary journeying. He even went to prison with him twice in Rome. St. Paul converted St. Luke. St. Luke never met Jesus Christ. The Church thinks he died a martyr.
St. Luke's Gospel centers on Jesus Christ being the salvation of people. He also talked about Mary in a very beautiful way.
According to St. Jerome, St. Luke died when he was 84 in Achaia (Greece) His name means "bringer of light."
Feast day: October 18
Patron: Artists; bachelors; bookbinders; brewers; butchers; glassworkers; goldsmiths; lacemakers; notaries; painters; physicians; sculptors; stained glass workers; surgeons.
Symbols: Winged ox; winged calf; ox; picture of the Virgin; palette and brushes; phials of medicine; physician's robes; easel; book and pen; hatchet; wooden horse; books of his Gospel and of the Acts; bishop; painting an icon of our Lady.