Saturday, June 23, 2012

Tomorrow's Solemnity of the Birth of St. John the Baptist marks the only time a regular saint (i.e., one who is not also the Mother of God) trumps a Sunday liturgy. That's right: tomorrow you won't hear the readings and prayers for the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, but those of St. John the Baptist.

There's something truly remarkable about this noble prophet who stood between two Testaments, drawing people to himself only so he could redirect them to Jesus.

And isn't that the mission of each and every follower of Jesus, too?


Anonymous said...

I understand St Joseph, St Peter & Paul, and All Saints also trump Sunday.

-Mike Demers

Anonymous said...

What is the meaning of the term "trump". Please istruct the ignorant unless you qualify for that moniker.

Sr Anne Flanagan said...

I really should listen to that nagging voice in my head that tells me to "just make sure" before I make a categorical statement like that!