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Scripture in Letters - Mark

Each citation has the following:

  • Scripture Text Cited, Date of Letter or NA ( Not Available)
  • Text from Letter Itself
  • Number of Letter
  • Recipient of Letter

Mark 4:39-41 April 6, 1865

May He control the wind and waves, so that the storm may soon abate, and the little bark of Peter may glide smoothly again, until it arrives safe in harbor with all who ride in it.

#3848 Archbishop of Freiburg

Mark 6:31 October 30, 1878

Do not forget what the divine Master said to his Apostles when they returned home exhausted at eventide, "Come apart and rest awhile."

#5327 Sister Ella

Mark 7:37 July 31, 1859

In consideration of all this, and especially in considering our beautiful conventual Holy Rule, all of us Sisters must surely cry out, "The Lord hath done all things well."

#2942 Entire Congregation

Mark 8:34 September 23, 1824

Let him who wishes to follow me deny himself

p. 9-10 Retreat Notes

Mark 8:24-35 September 17, 1840

What we must do is embrace our cross daily, and not leave the dear Lord out of the picture.

#215 Reverend Katz

Mark 8:36 January 23, 1840

"For what would it profit us if we were to gain the whole world and thereby injure our souls. If the light be taken from the lantern and carried out into the open, no matter how carefully one guards it, it can easily be blown out by the wind.

#185 Archbishop of Munich

Mark 9:37 May 30, 1847

Of them (children) He said, "Whosoever receives one of these little ones in My name, receives Me."

#714* Dearly loved companion sisters

 

 


 

Mark 10:48 September 23, 1824

Therefore with the blind in the gospels I cry, "Jesus, Jesus, have mercy on me!"

p. 11-12 Retreat Notes

Mark 11:23-25 March 5, 1856

I trust in the powerful help from above, through which all is possible; even though mountains should have to be removed the enemy will be silenced and all will be calmed.

#2125 Reverend Helmsauer

Mark 11:24 June, 1871

The Lord who has promised, "Pray and you shall receive.

#4571 Bishop of Temesvar

Mark 12:30 before 1859

Let us also be united in striving to know God above all things and finally begin to love God above all things and our neighbor as ourselves.

#2784

Mark 10:16 1857

lead the children to Jesus that He might bless them.

"Then He put his arms round them, laid his hands on them and gave them his blessing."

#2502 Sisters

Mark 10:22 1868

We allowed her to leave, so our Lord did the young man who went away sadly, instead of following Him in perfection.

#4306 Entire Congregation

Mark 10:48 September 23, 1824

Therefore with the blind.in the gospels I cry, "Jesus, Jesus, have mercy on me!"

p. 11-12 Retreat Notes

Mark 12:30 before 1859

Let us also be united in striving to know God above all things and finally begin to love God above all things and our neighbor as ourselves.

#2784
 
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