He was a Greek doctor who converted to Christianity. He was a companion of the Apostle Paul, and wrote his Gospel in accordance with Paul’s teaching. He also wrote the Acts of the Apostles, which narrates the early history of the Church up to Paul’s first stay in Rome. As a Greek, he takes care to explain to Gentile readers Jewish customs and the meaning of Hebrew words. For more about this great saint, witness of the life, death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, and patron saint of many trades including artists, painters, doctors, surgeons, and bachelors, please click on the image. Peace be with you!
In today's Office of Readings we encounter a reading from a homily on the Gospels by Saint Gregory the Great, pope (540-604 A.D.). He was elected Pope on 3 September 590, the first monk to be elected to this office. He wrote extensively on pastoral care, spirituality, and morals, and designated himself “servant of the servants of God.” For a reflection, "The Lord follows his preachers," please click on the image. Peace be with you!