Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless otherwise stated.
The Vigil of Saint John the Baptist.
The Sermon of Saint John the Baptist (detail).
Artist: Pieter Breughel the Elder (1526-1569).
Current location: Szépművészeti Múzeum (Museum of Fine Arts),
Source: Own work.
Author: Yelkrokoyade. Taken on 20 July 2013.
The Infant Jesus and John the Baptist.
Artist: Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617-1682).
This is why The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist is celebrated towards the end of June.
This important Feast is preceded by a Vigil.