St Mark the Evangelist Statue
Made of pewter, comes in deluxe gift box with laminated prayer card.
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.
Patron of: against impenitence; attorneys; barristers; captives; Egypt; glaziers; imprisoned people; prelature of Infanta, Philippines; insect bites; Ionian Islands; lawyers; lions; notaries; prisoners; scrofulous diseases; stained glass workers; struma; diocese of Venice, Florida; Venice, Italy
Feast day: April 25