In Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad), he enjoins us to embark on our Christian journey of holiness by embracing the ordinariness of everyday. Throughout his exhortation, Pope Francis calls out more than 40 saints who can assist us on our mission of Christian faith, and to teach us how to rejoice and be glad in all of life’s challenges, mysteries, and joys.

During the 34 weeks of Ordinary Time, we will introduce you to some of the saints mentioned in Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation. #OrdinarySaints for #OrdinaryTime #HolyOrdinary

St. Luke
Feast Day October 18

#70 Luke does not speak of poverty “of spirit” but simply of those who are “poor” (cf. Luke 6:20). In this way, he too invites us to live a plain and austere life. He calls us to share in the life of those most in need, the life lived by the Apostles, and ultimately to configure ourselves to Jesus, who though rich, “made himself poor” (2 Cor. 8:9).

Being poor of heart: that is loneliness.

“Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.”

St. Luke the Evangelist is one of the Church’s earliest saints. He was a Greek physician and is credited with writing the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles. Christian tradition holds that St. Luke was also the first icon painter, having painted pictures of Mary and the child Jesus. There is much that could be said about Luke, but why don’t you find out about this man for yourself! Turn to the Gospel and Luke and Acts of Apostles in your Bible.

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