Feast of St. Luke, patron saint of physicians

Thursday, October 18, 2018

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Today is the feast of St. Luke, physician and inspired author of the third Gospel and of the Acts of the Apostles. He is known as the patron saint of physicians, and we are grateful to Catholic Health Association USA for this prayer for physicians.

A Blessing for Physicians

May you always heal and be healed.
May those who come to you find in you
One who cares deeply
Whose knowledge includes knowledge
Of the spirit’s movements.
May you take pride in your gifts and use them humbly.
May the suffering and the vulnerable
Be your teachers.
May you see in others the goodness
Of a tender God.
May compassion encircle you
Carry you
Strengthen you
And give you insight.
May your presence be hope
To those in pain
May your skill ease the way
And instill trust.
May you know the Healer of all
May your own heart be held
In the compassion and tenderness
Of God.

This blessing comes from the book,Voices from the Journey,
authored by Sr. Juliana Casey, IHM.
Learn more about the book at www.chausa.org/voices
© 2017 Catholic Health Association of the United States

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