Luke

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Saint Luke the Apostle and Evangelist

Celebrated on October 18.

The name originates from Latin and means ‘one who comes from Lucania’.

Saint Luke was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ. He was a highly educated Greek, a physician by profession. Because of this, he had a deeply developed sense of care for the sick and was considered a healer of both body and soul. He is one of the evangelists and authors of the Acts of the Apostles.

Patron of: physicians, surgeons, painters, sculptors, artists, Christian art, goldsmiths, butchers, bookbinders, notaries, weather, the city of Bologna.

Variations of the name: Lucius, Luc, Luca, Lucas, Lukas, Lucy, Lucinda, Lukas