St. Mark

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 04/25
Roman Rite Calendar - 06/18


Patron Of: Philippines, Prisoners, Stained Glass Workers, Barristers, Captives, Glaziers, Imprisoned, Lawyers, Notaries

Profile
Believed to be the young man who ran away when Jesus was arrested (Mark 14:51-52), and the "John whose other name was Mark" (Acts 12:25). Disciple of Saint Peter who travelled with him to Rome, and was referred to as "my son Mark" by the first Pope. Author of the earliest canonical Gospel. Travelled with his cousin Saint Barnabas, and with Saint Paul through Cyprus. Evangelized in Alexandria, established the Church there, and founded the first famous Christian school.
Died
martyred 25 April 68 at Alexandria; relics at Venice, Italy


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