Friends of the Rosary:
Today is the Feast of St. John Apostle and Evangelist. St. John, the son of Zebedee and brother of St. James the Great, become the beloved disciple of Jesus. He wrote the fourth Gospel, three Epistles, and the Book of the Apocalypse or Revelation.
St. John was present with Peter and James at the Transfiguration of Christ and witnessed His agony in the Garden. At the Last Supper, he leaned on the Master’s breast. At the foot of the cross, Jesus entrusted His Mother to his care. He was the only one of the Apostles who did not forsake the Savior in the hour of His Passion and Death.
John’s pure life kept him very close to Jesus and Mary for years to come.
St. John described in his Gospel the pre-existence of the Word, who by His Incarnation became the light of the world and the life of our souls.
He was later exiled to the Island of Patmos, where he wrote the Apocalypse, but afterward returned to Ephesus to take care of the Holy Virgin.
St. John died in peace at Ephesus, at the age of ninety-four years old.
“My dear children, love one another,” was the message of his preaching.
Jesus, I Trust In You!
St. John, Pray for Us!
+ Mikel A. | RosaryNetwork.com, New York