Apostle and Evangelist
The beloved Disciple of Jesus opened his mouth in the midst of the Church and discovered the deepest mysteries of the humanity and Divinity of Christ.
How jubilant his people were at the dazzling illuminations that he received with the treatment of the Divine Master, which is divine Wisdom!
Jesus did not want John to die a martyr, but rather he prolonged his life to an advanced age, so that he would refute the nascent heresies in his Gospel, and be the apostle of fraternal charity.
V/. St. John.
R/. Pray for us.