St John the Evangelist Bethany Saints Wall Cross
St. John was the youngest apostle. He was dearly loved by the Lord. At the last supper, it was John who was permitted to lean his head on the chest of Jesus. John was also the only Apostle who stood at the foot of the cross. The dying Jesus gave the care of his Blessed Mother Mary to this beloved Apostle. Turning to Mary, he said,
"behold your mother.
" so the rest of her life on earth, the Blessed Mother lived with St.John. He alone had the great privilege of honoring and assisting the all-pure Mother of God. John lived nearly a century. He himself was not martyred, but he did lead a life of suffering. He preached the Gospel, and became Bishop of Ephesus. In the last years of his life, when he could no longer preach, his disciples would carry him to the crowds of Christians. His simple message was,
"my dear children, love one another.