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St. Luke the Evangelist

Today is the Feast of St .Luke the Evangelist.

Here is his sarcophagus in the Basilica of Santa Giustina in Padua.  Above the sacrcophagus is an image of Our Lady of Constantinople.

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Many images of Our Lady are attributed to St. Luke, including the “Salus Populi Romani” (Salvation of the Roman People) in Santa Maria Maggiore, and “Our Lady of Perpetual Help” in Sant’Alfonso.  Both churches are in Rome.

Salus Populi Romani

Salus Populi Romani

Salvation of the Roman People

Salvation of the Roman People

Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Our Lady of Perpetual Help

In addition to St. Anthony, there are quite a few other saints buried in Padua.

St. Gregory Barbarigo

St. Gregory Barbarigo

Close-up of St. Gregory Barbarigo

Close-up of St. Gregory Barbarigo

There is also the great Capuchin, St. Leopold Mandic.

The confessional of St. Leopold.  He heard confessions for many hours a day.

The confessional of St. Leopold. He heard confessions for many hours a day.

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The tomb of St. Leopold

The tomb of St. Leopold

The sarcophagus of St. Matthias the Apostle is across from that of St. Luke.

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"The lot fell upon Matthias."

“The lot fell upon Matthias.”

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There are other saints in the Basilica of Santa Giustina.

St. Prosdocimus, first bishop of Padua

St. Prosdocimus, first bishop of Padua

The martyrs of Padua

The martyrs of Padua

The instrument of their torture

The instrument of their torture

Here are some other photos of the basilica.

The Pieta

The Pieta

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The sarcophagus of St. Luke the Evangelist

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