Religion that is pure and undefiled before God and the Father is this: to care for orphans and widows in their affliction and to keep oneself unstained by the world. - James 1:27
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Diocese of Monterey

June 24, 2012 | Sacred Heart Church

FORERUNNER OF THE LORD

The story of the conception and birth of John the Baptist is a very human story. His aged parents, childless, conceive a son in their old age just as Abraham and Sarah had conceived Isaac. God’s promise of salvation seems to include the delayed birth of very extraordinary children! John was, as the prophet Isaiah says, known to God from his earliest days, fashioned in the womb of his mother, Elizabeth, in secret, before anyone but she knew. He was strong in spirit from before his birth, and he grew to become the most powerful preacher and prophet.  […]

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