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Feast of St. Martha

July 29 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

The sister of Mary Magdalene and Lazarus, St. Martha appears in the Gospel as one of the first believers in Christ. Jesus was often a guest in her home. From Him, St. Martha learned even the praise worthy work she was doing as a host could interfere with her internal life. This serves as a reminder to us all that we must listen to the Word of God because it is the Word of God that gives every single one of our actions meaning.

Her faith in God was never waving and provides us with an example as to how we should live our own faith. When Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?”, St. Martha replied, “Yes, Lord. I have come to believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, the one who is coming into the world.” With these words, St. Martha encompasses the true meaning of Catholicism.

Prayer to St. Martha

O blessed St. Martha, your faith led Jesus to proclaim, “I am the resurrection and the life”; and faith let you see beyond His humanity when you cried out, “Lord I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God.” With firm hope you said, I know that God will give you whatever you ask of him, and Jesus called your brother Lazarus back from the dead. With pure love for Jesus you welcomed him into your home. Friend and servant of our Savior, I too am “troubled about many things.” (Pause for silent prayer.) Pray for me that I may grow in faith, hope and love, and that Jesus, who sat at your table, will hear me and grant me a place at the banquet of eternal life. Amen.

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July 29
Time:
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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