The Birth of Saint John the Baptist
St. Elizabeth wonders at his birth; Zechariah writes down his name
1. His birth was announced by the same angel who announced the birth of Christ.
2. He leaped in the womb of his mother.
3. He was lifted in the womb of his mother by the voice of the Virgin Mary, carrying Jesus.
4. At his birth, he loosed his father's tongue.
5. He originated baptism.
6. He proclaimed the mission of Christ.
7. He baptized Christ.
8. He was praised above all others by Christ.
9. He announced to the souls in limbo the coming of Christ.
(from Jacopo de Voragine)
JUNE 24 IS THE FEAST OF THE BIRTH OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST