July 29- Saint Martha, Patron Saint of Travelers

Saint Martha, Patron Saint of Travelers (Feast Date: July 29)

Extract from St. Martha: “Martha was the sister of Mary and Lazarus. They lived in the little town of Bethany near Jerusalem. They were dear friends of Jesus, and he often came to visit them. In fact, the Gospel tells us: “Jesus loved Martha, and her sister Mary and Lazarus.” It was St. Martha who lovingly served the Lord when he visited them. One day, she was preparing a meal for Jesus and his disciples. She realized that the task would be easier if her sister would help. She watched Mary sitting quietly at Jesus’ feet, listening to him. “Lord, tell my sister to help me,” Martha suggested. Jesus was very pleased with Martha’s loving service. However, he wanted her to know that listening to God’s Word and praying is even more important. So he said gently, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious about many things, but only one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the better part.”  See PICTURE of St. Martha. See also: Martha (Multilingual), PRAYERS to St. Martha.

 We, at the CTF/SOS DRS have prayed for the intercession of St. Martha on behalf of those affected by the following catastrophes:

Coach Crash in France (February 19, 2012) (Europe) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: February  27 – March 11, 2012.

That the Lord in His Divine Mercy – through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary – may build up His Kingdom,make these mysteries a reality in our lives, strengthen us in our common mission, and come to the aid of those for whom we pray.

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