St. Luke, pray for us

by Kevin Birnbaum

St. Luke Painting the Virgin and Child by El Greco (1541-1614)

Today the Church celebrates the feast of Luke the Evangelist, patron of artists, doctors, brewers, and me. From the collect prayer at Mass today:

Lord God, who chose Saint Luke
to reveal by his preaching and writings
the mystery of your love for the poor,
grant that those who already glory in your name
may persevere as one heart and one soul
and that all nations may merit to see your salvation.