Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Celebrating a Birthday

His conception was announced by an angel.

His name was given before his conception.

He was filled with the Holy Spirit and leapt in his mother's womb when he heard the voice of the Virgin Mary. Even then, he recognized the presence of God within the Blessed Mother's womb.

And his mission was foretold centuries before his conception.

We celebrate the birthday of St. John the Baptist today. Read today's Mass readings and let it renew your confidence in the sanctity of human life, from conception to natural death.

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