Nativity of St. John the Baptist
Sermon of the Right Reverend Dom Jean Pateau
Abbot of Our Lady of Fontgombault
(Fontgombault, June 24, 2016)
Manus Domini erat cum illo.
For the hand of the Lord was with him.
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
My dearly beloved Sons,
On this day, feast of the holy Precursor, the Church asks for her faithful the grace of spiritual joys and for their hearts to be guided into the way of eternal salvation. St. John the Baptist, inasmuch as during his life he pointed to Him Who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, still remains the privileged intercessor for those who seek God.