On Saturday, June 24, the Church celebrated the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, at Ain Karem, the place where the prophet was born. The Custos of the Holy Land, Father Francesco Patton, presided over a mass on the occasion of this feast.
In the Church of St. John the Baptist which houses the crypt that indicates the birthplace of the precursor of Jesus, the Custos of the Holy Land, Father Francesco Patton, presided over a Mass.
In the homily, the priest said that this great saint and prophet helps us understand that every birth is important and must be celebrated with joy and enthusiasm! Every human being, however small, is wonderful in the eyes of God and is called to discover, little by little, the sense of his existence. Everyone has a vocation!
At the end of the celebration, the friars sang the Benedictus in the place where two thousand years ago this prayer was pronounced by Zechariah.