St. John the Baptist

San Juan Bautista is the head of the Church of San Juan del Hospital.

The sculpture of San Juan Bautista is located on the right side of the presbytery. It's an image in bronze whose author is Alfredo Biagini (Italy, 1886), Italian naturalist school.

It was donated to the Church of San Juan de el Hospital de Valencia by the Infante of Spain D. Ludwig of Bavaria, carrying out its delivery the 14 July of 1970.

The Church of San Juan of the Hospital was founded in the year 1238 by the Knights of the order military of San Jual of the Hospital of Jerusalem. In their early years they accepted the advocation of Saint John the Almsgiver, Patriarch of Antioch, but they established their first hospital next to the houses of the priests attending the Temple in Jerusalem, as Zacarias, father of John the Baptist. For this reason they took their dedication as patronage.

Prayer of Saint John the Baptist

Glorioso San Juan, chosen by God to be the forerunner of His Son Jesus Christ; you jumped for joy in the womb of your mother Santa Isabel to recognize in Mary the Word Incarnate; you had the honor of baptizing Jesus in the Jordan, oír la voz de Dios Padre, y ver al Espíritu Santo descender sobre el Mesías en forma de Paloma; tú que te consideraste indigno de desatar la correa de su sandalia, and at the beginning of his public life, you retired quietly and asked your disciples to follow the Lord.

Enséñanos a reconocer a Cristo que pasa a nuestro lado; Make us faithful to his call and humble to put Jesus always in the center of our life. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

(Ecclesiastical licensed)

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