The Gospel of Mark
By: Pope Francis
“It is rare to find a coherent ‘reading’ of Mark that is exclusively oriented to the spiritual and pastoral message of this rapid-fire story of Jesus of Nazareth. This book is one such resource. It shows Pope Francis as a master contemporary interpreter of the Gospel of Mark."—From the Foreword by Ronald D. Witherup, PSS
The Gospel of Mark is a pastoral commentary on the Gospel by Pope Francis, drawn from his homilies, writings, and speeches since he was elected pope. Like the earlier volume, The Gospel of Matthew, the purpose of this collection is to make the heart burn again as readers meet Jesus and discover that hidden treasure in the individual lines or words of the Gospel. These pages are intended not simply for study or preaching, but for letting ourselves be guided by Francis, a master of prayerful silence, so that we may embrace a simple and living intimacy with Jesus, the Word made flesh.
Pope Francis, born Jorge Mario Bergoglio, is the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church.