“Holiness and prayer is inconceivable without a renewed listening to the word of God – a life-giving encounter, which directs and shapes our lives.” – John Paul II
Mark’s Gospel was written for gentile Christians, and is widely considered to be the most ancient of the four Gospels. It is not known exactly who Mark was but his Gospel has been linked with the teaching of the Apostle Peter. Mark’s is the shortest and easiest to read of the gospels but often the most concise and vibrant introduction to the good news.
The Gospel is introduced by Henry Wansbrough OSB who also gives practical guidance for personal reading and reflection. The Jerusalem Bible translation is that read in Church.
Large print edition.