Saint John the Baptist

Author: Nicholle Check ~ November 27, 2017


In the Gospel for the Second Sunday of Advent (Mark 1:1–8), John the Baptist prepares us for the coming of the Messiah. Jesus’ cousin plays a big role during Advent—appearing in not one, but two Sunday Gospels.

How much do your children know about this “wild” man of the wilderness? Use this fill-in-the-blank biography to introduce your children to John the Baptist. After the children complete this free printable, your children may also honor and remember the role of John the Baptist during Advent by praying the Rosary. The Baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist is the first Luminous Mystery.


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