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Saint Luke

“Receive thy sight, thy faith hath saved thee” Luke 18:42

Saint Luke is a writer of the Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles.  Tradition says St. Luke was a physician; therefore he is also the Patron of Physicians and Surgeons.  Here, we see the Caduceus, the symbol of medicine, which features two snakes around a winged staff.

Above Luke, we see a winged bull (or ox).  This is a traditional symbol for Saint Luke because he begins his gospel with an account of the priest, Zechariah, offering a sacrifice of a bull in the temple. The bull represents Christ's sacrifice.



The verse on this window is from the passage of Luke 18:35-43, which tells the story of a blind beggar who receives his sight after asking Jesus for mercy.  The beggar then immediately follows Jesus, praising God.  This story can also be seen in the bottom of the window.  Only in Luke’s Gospel do we hear stories of the six miracles of Jesus as well as eighteen parables.