Friday, 24 June 2011

Feast of the birth of St John the Baptist

Tintoretto, 1772
Today is the feast of the birth of St John the Baptist.  Also the anniversary of the ordination of Fr Michael McCaffrey FSSP of Adelaide (pictured centre below).  Congratulations!  Please keep him and all our priests, especially those ordained today, in your prayers!


And in honour of the feast, the famous vespers hymn Ut queant laxis (the 'doh a dear' song of the middle ages!)....



PS Enjoy the solemnity on a Friday exemption from abstinence!

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