Prayers, Quips and Quotes: St. Luke the Younger, Feast Day Feb. 7




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The feast day of St. Luke the Younger is celebrated on Feb. 7.

 

St. Luke the Younger was born on the Greek Island of Aegina. He was the third of seven children. His father was a farmer.

As a child St. Luke was very generous, often giving his own food to the hungry. After the death of his father he decided to be a hermit. His mother objected and he left home to find a monastery. Mistaken as a runaway slave he was captured and imprisoned. After his release he joined a monastery in Athens only to be sent home after he claimed to have had a vision in which his mother was asking for help.
His mother no longer objected to his desire to live the life of a religious. He built his own hermitage in Thessaly, Greece. It was known as the Soterion, the place of healing. St. Luke was known for his holiness and the many miracles attributed to him

 

 

Beside each believer stands an angel as protector and shepherd leading him to life.

Quote of St. Basil; Feast day January 2

 

 

February is the Month of the Passion of the Lord

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