St. Luke, pray for us –
We know that Luke accompanied the apostle Paul on his missionary journeys. Luke was a physician, so as Paul’s traveling companion, he probably saw after his medical needs. While in prison awaiting trial Paul discovered that he could still preach the gospel, even though he was in chains. Instead of cursing what appeared to be bad luck, Paul used his transfer to Rome as a way of taking the gospel to the very heart of the world of his time. It might never have happened without a friend like Luke.