Saints of the Week

In newspapers and bulletins
around the country

Saint John the Baptist

Make straight the way for the Lord.

    Facts about St. John the Baptist

  • John the Baptist was a Jewish preacher and prophet in the first century.
  • He was a forerunner to Jesus in his miraculous birth and unjust execution.
  • John was imprisoned for reproving Herod for divorcing his wife. In prison, John was beheaded on the orders of Herod.