Book of Saints – Mark – 7 October


(Saint) Pope (October 7) (4th century) A Roman of noble birth who succeeded Saint Sylvester on the Papal throne (A.D. 336). But his reign lasted only a few months. He died Oct. 7, A.D. 336. Many centuries afterwards the body of Pope Saint Mark was translated to the church (San Marco) in Rome, which he himself had had built in honour of Saint Mark the Evangelist. Pope Saint Mark is credited by some authors with having been the first to confer on certain Archbishops the much-prized ornament known as the Pallium. He is also alleged to have introduced the practice of reciting the Nicene Creed at Mass on Sundays and festivals. But this is very doubtful. Writing some years after his death the epitaph of Saint Mark, Pope Saint Damasus insists on the simple-mindedness and love of prayer which characterised his holy predecessor.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Mark”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 24 November 2014. Web. 19 January 2019. <>