Saint Luke

Saint Luke

Luke, Saint [Gr. Lucas], traditional author of the third Gospel (see Luke, Gospel according to Saint) and of its sequel, the Acts of the Apostles. Paul's letter to the Colossians identifies him as "the beloved physician" and implies that he was a Gentile. Eusebius in his Ecclesiastical History affirms the tradition that Luke accompanied Paul on his second missionary journey and on his journey to Rome. According to tradition he was a painter and died a martyr. As an evangelist his symbol is an ox. Feast: Oct. 18.
Saint Luke is one of Dominica's 10 administrative parishes. It is bordered by St. George (to the north), St. Mark (to the south), and St. Patrick (to the east).

The parish is one of Dominica's smallest in area and population. 1,576 people live in its 7.77 km² (3 mi²) of area. Pointe Michel (La Pointe) is its only settlement.

Its shape resembles a wedge pointing right, with the top part cut off.


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