St. Martha of Bethany
Patron of Cooks and Housewives
July 29 is the feast of St. Martha. You will remember her as the sister of Mary and Lazarus. They were dear friends of Jesus for whom he expressed great affection, and often dropped in to visit in their Bethany home. In fact, the Gospel put it clearly: “Jesus loved Martha and her sister Mary and Lazarus” (John 11:5).
It was Martha who lovingly served the Lord when he visited. One day, when she was preparing a meal for Jesus and his disciples, she realized that the task would be easie...
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