This Sunday will be the celebrating the birthday of Saint John the Baptist – cousin of Jesus Christ.

Saint John the Baptist is the last and greatest prophet; before he was even born, he recognized Christ’s presence when Blessed Mother Mary came to visit Saint Elizabeth.  Saint John pointed out Christ when His ministry on Earth begam, saying “behold the Lamb of God.”  Saint John the Baptist is also counted among the canon of martyrs, though he died before Christ was crucified.