Locusts and Wild Honey

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Today is Saint John’s Day – not the Apostle John, but John the Baptist, who wore camel skin clothes and ate a diet of locusts and wild honey. June 24 is the feast day of his nativity, though no one knows the actual date, or even the year, of his birth.

The church of San Giovanni in Laterano (St John Lateran) in Rome is named in honour of both the Saint Johns. Statues of them stand either side of Jesus on the facade of the church (above). Inside you can also see this 15th century of John the Baptist.

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