St. Luke, by Titian, first half of 16th century
Prayer to Saint Luke
Most wonderful Saint Luke,
you were animated by the Heavenly Spirit of Love.
In faithfully detailing the humanity of Jesus,
you also showed His Divinity
and His genuine compassion for all human beings.
May the Holy Spirit, instructor of the faithful,
help me to understand Christ’s words
and faithfully apply them in my life.
St. Ignatius of Antioch, Artist from the Neapolitan School of Painting, 17th Century
“Even the heavenly powers and the angels in their splendor and the principalities, both visible and invisible, must either believe in the Blood of Christ, or else face damnation.”
St. Ignatius of Antioch
Saint Teresa of Avila’s Vision, by Peter Paul Rubens, 1614
Prayer of St. Teresa of Avila
Let nothing disturb you;
nothing frighten you.
All things are passing.
God never changes.
Patience obtains all things.
Nothing is wanting to him
who possesses God.
God alone suffices.