When King Herod was killing the Holy Innocents (all the baby boys in an attempt to kill the new born Baby Jesus), Saint Elizabeth fled to a rocky and desolate place with Saint John in her arms.
The soldiers killed Prophet Zacharias in the Temple when he refused to say where his child went.
When Saint Elizabeth saw the soldiers following her she cried out to the mountain: “O Mountain of God, receive a mother with her child!” and the rock opened and hid the mother and child.
Forty days afterwards Saint Elizabeth reposed.
Below is a photo of the Holy Tomb of Saint Elizabeth.
Saint John was then led to the wilderness of the desert by an Angel where he grew up protected by God, he was one and a half years old.