St Luke

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An evangelist, closely associated with St Paul and traditionally the author of the third Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles. A physician, he was possibly the son of a Greek freedman of Rome.

His emblem is an ox, one of the animals of the Tetramorph, and he may be portrayed painting the Virgin, or shown with surgical instruments. He is sometimes referred to as the beloved physician. His feast day is 18 October.

Subjects: Biblical Studies.

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