Solemnity of St. John the Baptist

Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, June 24 – His purpose was to prepare the way for Jesus. His Baptism, he said, was for repentance. But One would come who would baptize with the Holy Spirit and fire. John is not worthy even to carry his sandals. His attitude toward Jesus was: “He must increase; I must decrease.” (John 3:30).