April 25 - Saint Mark the Evangelist

Quick Facts
  • 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.