Oct 18, 2023, Feast of St. Luke the Evangelist, Holy Rosary (Glorious Mysteries) | Prayer for the End of Hostilities in Israel and Gaza

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Friends of the Rosary:

Today, October 18th, is the Feast of St. Luke, the author of the third Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles. Native of Antioch in Syria and a practicing physician, he was converted by St. Paul, who accompanied him on a considerable part of his missionary journey.

Luke’s Gospel, which St. Jerome called “Paul’s Gospel,” is the Gospel of the Merciful Heart of Jesus. It emphasizes the fact that Christ is the salvation of all men, especially of the repentant sinner and of the lowly.

To St. Luke’s Gospel, we owe most of our knowledge of Christ’s childhood and some precious details about our Lady. He recalled for us the stable of Bethlehem and the details of the hidden life which Mary pondered in her heart.

He also preserved some of the most touching of our Lord’s parables, for example, those of the lost sheep and the prodigal son, as well as the canticle of the Magnificat.

According to tradition, he was an artist, He painted the Blessed Virgin’s portrait.

St. Luke did not personally know our Lord, and like St. Mark, the author of the second Gospel, he is not included among the apostles.

Ave Maria!
Jesus, I Trust In You!
St. Luke, Pray for Us!

To Jesus through Mary!

+ Mikel A. | RosaryNetwork.com, New York