Saint of the week

Saint Martha

29th July

“But you, Martha, if I may say so, are blessed for your good service, and for your labours you seek the reward of peace. Now you are much occupied in nourishing the body, admittedly a holy one.

But when you come to the heavenly homeland will you find a traveller to welcome, someone hungry to feed, or thirsty to whom you may give drink, someone ill whom you could visit, or quarrelling whom you could reconcile, or dead whom you could bury?

No, there will be none of these tasks there. What you will find there is what Mary chose. There we shall not feed others, we ourselves shall be fed.”

Saint Augustine: Sermon 104: “The Treatise on Martha and Mary – Two Lives.”

From the Office of Readings for the Memorial of Saint Martha, 29th July.

 The engraving above is “Christ in the house of Martha and Mary” by Antoine Coypel. c1700.

© 2014 Auckland Art Gallery

 

Parish contacts

Address

Saint Edmund's Catholic Church
65 Oxford Road
Calne
Wiltshire
SN11 8AQ

01249 813131

calne.stedmund@cliftondiocese.com

Information

© 2019 CLIFTON DIOCESE. A Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales under number 10462076. A registered charity number 1170168. Registered Office: St Ambrose North Road Leigh Woods Bristol BS8 3PW