A Garner of Saints – Saint John the Baptist

detail of a stained glass window of Saint John the Baptist, date and artist unknown; Church of Saint Paul, Yellow Springs, Ohio; photographed on 24 December 2015 by Nheyob; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

(French: Jean Baptiste; Italian: Giovanni Battista): The story as represented in art follows the narrative given in the gospels (Matthew chapters 3, 11 and 14; Luke 1:5-25,57-80; Luke 2:1-20; Luke 7:19-23). 24th June.


  • Long staff with a small cross piece near the top, usually a scroll with the words Ecce Agnus Dei (Behold the Lamb of God), and carries a Lamb in his arms. Wears the coarse garment of camel’s hair.

MLA Citation

  • Allen Banks Hinds, M.A. “Saint John the Baptist”. A Garner of Saints, 1900. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 April 2017. Web. 20 September 2018. <>