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Mark 7:35 At once the man’s ears were opened;he was freed from the impediment and began to speak plainly.PRAYER: Heavenly Father,help me to realise the wonderful way of communicating with others that You have given me.Let us always use (it) for good and for your glory.Almighty Father,You chose St. Mark the Evangelist and ennobled him grace to preach the Gospel.May his teachings help us in our lives, that we may walk faithfully in the footsteps of Christ Your Son. St.Mark, pray for…
April 25: St Mark the Evangelist, a cousin of Barnabas, accompanied St. Paul on his first missionary journey and later went with him to Rome. He was a disciple of St. Peter whose teaching was the basis for Mark’s gospel... He is represented as a lion because of the words at the beginning of Mark’s gospel “A voice of one crying out in the desert” (Mark 1:3a).. The lion also has symbolized Christ, the Resurrection, courage, fortitude, and kingliness.
Evangelist. St Mark was the first Gospel writer. He is usually associated with John Mark, whose mother's house in Jerusalem was a meeting place for the Apostles. He was also probably the young man described in Mark 14: 51 who followed Christ after his arrest and then ran away. He later accompanied both Paul and Peter. Paul and Barnabas (Mark's cousin) took him with them on their first missionary journey.