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Why Didn't John the Baptist Work Miracles?

Q. If St. John the Baptist came “in the spirit and power of Elijah” (Luke 1:17), then why didn’t he work miracles as the prophet Elijah did?

A. Speaking of John the Baptist, whose nativity we celebrated last week, Scripture declares: “John performed no sign” (John 10:41). I don’t know that the Church has ever spoken definitively on this issue, s