The purpose of the Rosary is to help keep in memory certain principal events in the history of our salvation. There are twenty mysteries reflected upon in the Rosary, and these are divided into the five Joyful Mysteries (said on Monday and Saturday), the five Luminous Mysteries (said on Thursday), the five Sorrowful Mysteries (said on Tuesday and Friday), and the five Glorious Mysteries (said on Wednesday and Sunday). As an exception, the Joyful Mysteries may be said on Sundays during Advent and Christmas, while the Sorrowful Mysteries may be said on the Sundays of Lent.
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Not only do we gain a friend in Heaven but if we pray to Saint Joseph you may find we can relate to him in many surprising ways. Workers, travellers, fathers, preborn children, families, homes, people who are doubtful, who are sick and dying, and the Universal Church. These are just some of the many patronages the great Saint Joseph holds. From birth to life, despondency to happiness, St. Joseph’s patronage spans the entirety of our human experience.
The author of the third gospel, written shortly before St John wrote his gospel. He then went on to write the Acts of Apostles.
Luke's unique perspective on Jesus can be seen in the six miracles and eighteen parables not found in the other gospels. Luke's is the gospel of the poor and of social justice. He is the one who tells the story of Lazarus and the Rich Man who ignored him. Luke is the one who uses "Blessed are the poor" instead of "Blessed are the poor in spirit" in the beatitudes. Only in Luke's gospel do we hear Mary 's Magnificat where she proclaims that God "has brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly; he has filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich away empty" (Luke 1:52-53)
We often turn to the saints for intercession to God on our behalf. Saint Luke, the Evangelist, is the patron saint of physicians and surgeons. He is often shown with an ox or a calf because these are the symbols of sacrifice -- the sacrifice Jesus made for all the world.
Join us in asking for St Luke's intercession.
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