Founded during the fourth century in honour of Saints John the Baptist and John the Evangelist, St John Lateran Archbasilica is the Cathedral of Rome; hence, it is considered to be the Mother Church of all the Catholic faithful.

Here is part of today’s Old Testament reading; ‘Then he brought me back to the door of the temple; and behold, water was issuing from below the threshold of the temple toward the east (for the temple faced east); and the water was flowing down from below the south end of the threshold of the temple, south of the altar. Then he brought me out by way of the north gate, and led me round on the outside to the outer gate, that faces toward the east; and the water was coming out on the south side’.

May the living water of Christ that flows out from the Church give us life eternal, and may this feast bring us much joy. May God bless you.