It’s real! When we read the Gospel of Mark, as Christians, we believe it is the inspired Word of God. When you SEE the Tomb of St. Mark who wrote the Gospel of Mark in the New Testament with 16 chapters – you realize how time is eternal! He is real! His tomb is in the Basilica of St. Mark in Venice, Italy. Today, the pilgrim group joined several Venetians and other visitors in a glorious Sunday morning Mass!
The Mass in Italian and Latin reminded us of the universality of the Catholic Church, that we are members in this large Church – the body of Christ! As we exchanged the sign of peace during Mass with those around us…some simply smiled, others spoke in their native language while some, like myself, tried to repeat the words in Italian!
The Basilica is grand! Built in the 11th century; it has marvelous mosaics depicting the life of Christ on the ceiling, the walls along with the scenes from the Bible. And yet the Worship service – the Mass -felt as if we were home! Indeed, we are home in every Catholic Church throughout the world!
We welcome you to join this incredible universal Church!