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December 06, 2023

Ordinary Time

For a large part of the liturgical year, we devote ourselves to listening to the mystery of Christ in all its aspects unfolded as we seek God's truth and understanding.

Saint of the Week

Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Luke, Evangelist

Luke is the author of the third Gospel and of the Acts of the Apostles. He was the only Gentile Christian among the four Evangelists and his Gospel, written in Greek, was unquestionably written for Gentile Christians. Tradition has him as a Greek-born, from Antioch. Saint Paul called Luke "our beloved physician" (Col 4:14) and Luke was known to have traveled with Paul on his second and third missionary expeditions in Greece and Rome. He also accompanied Paul on the dangerous journey to Rome, where Paul wrote, "only Luke is with me" (2 Tim 4:11).

Like the other Evangelists, Luke’s message is with us today as it has been throughout the history of the Church. They have given us the Gospels, which enable us to learn about Jesus’ life and ministry. Further, the Acts of the Apostles give us grounding in the work of the Holy Spirit in the early Church.