St John the Baptist, the herald of the Lord, is seen here with his mother Elizabeth in an image taken from the Cathedral's 'Te Deum' window. St John is the main character of the Gospel reading at Mass this Sunday and next. He is the voice crying in the wilderness: "Prepare a way for the Lord!" His message, once spoken in Israel, is meant also for the people of every place and time. In this season of Advent we try to hear his call and prepare for the presence of the Lord in our own lives.