St. Martha

Saint Martha is a biblical figure known for her hospitality and service to Jesus. She is mentioned in the New Testament as the sister of Mary and Lazarus of Bethany. In the Gospel of Luke, Martha is depicted as a diligent hostess who welcomes Jesus into her home. While Martha is busy with serving, her sister Mary sits at Jesus' feet, listening to His teachings. When Martha complains to Jesus about Mary not helping, Jesus gently rebukes her, saying that Mary has chosen the better part. This story has been interpreted as highlighting the importance of both action and contemplation in the Christian life. Saint Martha is revered for her faithfulness and her example of serving others with a generous heart.

Feast Day is on July 29
Patronage: Butlers, cooks, domestic workers, homemakers, hotel-keepers, housemaids, servants, single laywomen, and waiters