September 5 – Zachariah, Father of John the Baptist; Teresa of Calcutta

Elizabeth and Zachariah, Parents of John the Baptist (d. I cent.). Zachariah was a priest in the Jerusalem temple, which was not a job for wimps. (If you checked “yes” next to “Are you a wimp?” they threw your application away.) His wife, Elizabeth, was cousin to the Theotokos*, and barren. (They always blamed the… Continue reading September 5 – Zachariah, Father of John the Baptist; Teresa of Calcutta