Crossed The Tiber

An Evangelical Converts to Catholicism

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I was born into the Catholic faith. At 14, I was "born again" and found Jesus personally but lost His Church. After thirty years as an evangelical protestant, I have come full circle to find that He has been there all the time, in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I wish others to find the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith as I have found.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Feast of Saint Luke

Saint Luke wrote the gospel of Luke and the book of Acts was a physician. His writing is considered the most literary of the writers of the New Testament and is said to have the accuracy and detail of a physician as well. Today, the Universal Church celebrates the life and heroic virtue of Saint Luke.

Throughout the world in the month of October, a Mass is held with a liturgy tailored to all healthcare workers in honor of Saint Luke. This is known as the "White Mass" because it was attended by doctors, nurses etc wearing the clothes of their trade, white coats, pants etc. Nowadays, in some parishes the mass is referred to as the Healthcare Workers Mass .

Saint Luke, pray for us today, especially  physicians who find it so difficult to practice in a culture where life itself is no longer valued. Pray for us to have the wisdom and grace to make the right decisions in caring for our patients.


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