Madonna of St.Luke(Aug.26)

Aug 25, 2012 by

August 26

Saint Mary

Madonna of St. Luke

Patron Saint of Italy


May 21

August 26



Extract from St Luke Madonna, 1435-40 by Rogier van der WEYDEN: “Rogier created another great work during his early period in Brussels, roughly between the middle of the 1430s and the beginning of the 1440s: the painting of St Luke Drawing a Portrait of the Virgin, known as the St Luke Madonna. St Luke the Evangelist was also the first Christian painter, and had painted the Virgin Mary from life. As a consequence he was the patron saint of painters, and in many towns and cities was regarded as patron of their guilds. As a result, most of the major pictures of St Luke were destined for the altars of these communities; Rogier’s painting was probably an altarpiece for the Brussels guild.” See picture of The Black Madonna of Częstochowa. See picture of Our Lady of Vladimir. See also: August 26 – Our Lady of Czestochowa: Patron Saint of Poland, Saint Luke painting the Virgin (Multilingual), Saint Luke Drawing the Virgin (Multilingual), Sanctuary of the Madonna of Saint Luke – Bologna, Italy, October 18 – Saint Luke, Slave, Patron Saint of Physicians (Multilingual), Our Lady of Vladimir (EN).



The Missionaries of Mercy and our collaborators have prayed for the intercession of St. Mary, Madonna of St. Luke, on behalf of those affected by the following disasters:

Violent Protests in Rome, Italy (October 15, 2011) (Europe)  See World Mission Rosary Intentions: October 24 – November 7, 2011.


For more information about St. Mary, Mother of Jesus, see Mother of Mercy.


That the Lord in His Divine Mercy – through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary – may build up His Kingdom,make these mysteries a reality in our lives, strengthen us in our common mission, and come to the aid of those for whom we pray.


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