Marko was born October 3, 1954 in Vranjevići, Herzegovina.
There he finished grammar school, and he completed his high
school education at the seminary in Split. He entered the
Franciscan Order in 1973 in Humac. He studied philosophy and
theology in Sarajevo and Augsburg, Germany where he graduated
and was ordained a priest on August 9, 1981. He first served
at the parish of SS.. Peter and Paul in Mostar (1981-1983).
On March 23, 1983 he came to the United States and was named
assistant pastor of SS. Cyril and Methodius in New York (1983-1989).
He was appointed pastor at Sacred Heart Parish in Milwaukee
(1989-1994), and in 1994 he was appointed pastor at SS. Cyril
and Methodius Parish in New York where he was serving until
September 2000. He then became pastor of St. Lucy's in Troy,
Michigan. In July 2001, he was chosen as Custos of the Croatian Franciscan Custody
which function he held until 2009.
also served on Custodial Board for four terms (1988-1997 &
2000-2003), and he was the editor of the Custodial Newsletter
"Croatian Franciscan Herald". In 2009, Fr. Marko became pastor of the Croatian Franciscan Centre "Queen of Peace" in Norval, Canada.