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5 Ways John the Baptist is the perfect role model for kids


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Cerith Gardiner - published on 06/24/21

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Today is the feast of the Nativity of John the Baptist — a rare occurrence in the Catholic Church that celebrates the birth of a saint here on earth, rather than the day they’re born into eternal life.

As Catholics ponder the life of Jesus’ cousin, and his huge role in salvation history, here are some of his many virtues that we should all try and emulate. While some are easier than others, they’re particularly great for encouraging our kids to grow in faith, obedience, and courage.

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