Feast Day: April 25
Patron Saint of: lawyers, notaries, prisoners
Mark is symbolically portrayed as a lion because his
Gospel begins with the history of John the Baptist,
the voice crying from the wilderness, and he accents
the miraculous powers of Jesus.
Most scholars believe that Mark's Gospel was the
first of the four to be written. Mark was probably
not a disciple of Jesus, but was a disciple of Saint
Peter some time after Jesus' Death and Resurrection,
so the writings of Mark's Gospel are most influenced
by the accounts of Saint Peter.
Mark the Evangelist
takes you to wikipedia.org that has comprehensive
information on Mark)