By Christina Hermoso
Roman Catholics will commemorate on Monday, July 29, the feast day of Saint Martha, the sister of Saints Mary Magdalene and the resurrected Lazarus, who were mentioned in the Holy Bible as three of the closest friends of Jesus Christ.
A feast mass and a solemn procession will be held at the St. Martha Parish in Kalawaan, Pasig City in her honor. Commemorative holy masses will also be celebrated at the Saint Roche (San Roque) Parish in Pateros, Metro Manila.
Popularly known as the patroness of homemakers and cooks, St. Martha is the prototype of the busy housewife. She exemplified the beautiful, noble, yet often unrecognized traditional women’s work and loving service done at home for her family and loved ones.
The Catholic Church said St. Martha, who is considered as the “Lord’s worker” and “servant,” is a true model of hospitality, piety, prudence, and faithful discipleship.”