Our Morning Offering – 24 June – Solemnity of the Nativity of St John the Baptist
John, the Chosen One
for the Nativity of St John the Baptist
Stanbrook Abbey Hymnal
God called great prophets to foretell
the coming of His Son.
The greatest, called before His birth,
was John, the chosen one.
His life was filled with joy and hope;
he knew he must decrease,
and that we must prepare a place
where Jesus may increase.
John searched in solitude for Christ
and knew Him when He came.
He showed the world the Lamb of God
and hailed Him in our name.
That lonely voice cried out the truth
Derided and denied.
As witness to the law of God
His mighty Martyr died.
We praise You, Trinity in One,
the light of unknown ways,
the hope of all who search for You
whose love fills all our days.
Being a Catholic is a way of life - a love affair "Religion must be like the air we breathe..."- St John Bosco
Prayer is what the world needs combined with the example of our lives which testify to the Light of Christ.
This site, which is now using the Traditional Calendar, will mainly concentrate on Daily Prayers, Novenas and the Memorials and Feast Days of our friends in Heaven, the Saints who went before us and the great blessings the Church provides in our Catholic Monthly Devotions.
This Site is placed under the Patronage of my many favourite Saints and especially, St Paul.
"For the Saints are sent to us by God
as so many sermons.
We do not use them, it is they who move us
and lead us, to where we had not expected to go.”
Charles Cardinal Journet (1891-1975)
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