(died circa 74)
Patron of artists, physicians, and surgeons
Luke was born to a pagan family in Greece and was possibly a slave. He was one of the earliest converts to Christianity. He became a physician and probably traveled as a ship’s doctor. Legend has it that he was also a painter and painted portraits of Jesus and Mary, but none have ever been found. He befriended Saint Paul and evangelized Greece and Rome with him. He wrote the Gospel According to Luke and a history of the early church in the Acts of the Apostles.