Monday, April 25, 2016

Really live! ...

"Live on Him
that you may live for Him."
St John Vianney

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And as they were eating, He took bread,
and blessed, and broke it, and gave it to them, and said,
"Take; this is My Body."
And He took a chalice, and when He had given thanks
He gave it to them, and they all drank of it. 
And He said to them,
"This is My Blood of the covenant,
which is poured out for many."

Gospel of Mark 14:22-24

St Mark the Evangelist
Evangelist, Martyr (+68 AD)
Disciple of St Peter, Cousin of Barnabus
Symbol:  lion, often winged*
*The Gospel of St Mark begins with St John the Baptist,
"the voice of one crying in the wilderness,"
a voice that St Jerome compared to the roar of a lion.
FEAST DAY - April 25

Image above: Last Supper,Victor Nesterenko

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 Go out into the whole world and 
proclaim the Gospel to every creature.  ~ Mark 16:15
Prayer over the Offerings (Today's Liturgy)

As we venerate the glory of Saint Mark,
we offer you, Lord, the sacrifice of praise
and humbly beseech you,
that your Church may always persevere
in the preaching of the Gospel.
Through Christ our Lord.

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Basilica San Marco ~ Venice, Italy
Contains the reliquary of St Mark's body

St Mark the Evangelist, pray for us!

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