Monday, October 18, 2010

St Luke And Our Lady

Lukas~Madonna by Rogier van der Weyden

It is in St Luke's Gospel that we hear the infant narratives recounting the birth and early childhood of Christ.  It is the one gospel where we probably hear the most about our Blessed Mother. This is with good reason; Luke most likely heard these stories from Mary herself. So while he may have never met Jesus in person, he heard much about Him from the best source there could be~ Jesus' own Mother.
As we celebrate this great saint's feast day today, let us ask his intercession for the parts of our lives that are still in need of healing, be it physical, emotional or spiritual.
St Luke, physician and evangelist, pray for us.

You can read a little more about St Luke here and more about his artwork of Our Lady here. (Scroll down at this link about a quarter of the way for the story of the Portrait of Mary)


Michael said...

As you know, I am a big Luke fan. Thanks for the reminder of his feast day - I googled some of his paintings after reading your post.

God Bless.

Anne said...

The painting here is gorgeous! Thanks for choosing him for my patron saint this year!

Karinann said...

Thank you both for celebrating St Luke's feast with me today.
Michael- glad you enjoyed the artwork- I never knew he painted.

Anne- You are welcome but remember, St Luke chose you!

Blessings to you both.

Mary333 said...

Anne's household has certainly been blessed under St. Luke's patronage!

Thanks for your comment on my post today. The passage you left was a strong confirmation to me though you could not have known this. I have no doubt that God inspired you to leave that particular passage.

Karinann said...

Glad to hear St Luke has been a household friend. That passage came to me as I was writing the comment.
Thanks and God bless!

Closing Prayer

Psalm 45: Canticle of Love to the King

My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.

Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.

Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.