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.
Litany Lane: Thursday, April 25, 2013 - Litany Lane Blog: Compassion, Psalms 89:2-17, First Peter 5:5-14 , Mark 16:15-20 , Pope Francis Daily Homily - The courage to do great things, the humility to appreciate little things, St Mark, Seventy Disciples, Catholic Catechism Part Two: THE SEVEN SACRAMENTS OF THE CHURCH - Chapter 2 Sacraments of Healing Article 4:1 Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation