Today is the Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. St. John has the distinction of being among only Jesus and our Blessed Mother who are honored with the celebration of their birth on the Church calendar. Today is also a special day for me as St. John the Baptist is my primary patron and the namesake of this website. Shawn being the Irish rendering of John, that makes me “Shawn the Baptist.” I pray for the grace to be the faithful prophet that St. John was and to always point people to Jesus. That he may increase and I may decrease.