O God, heavenly Father, whose Son Jesus Christ enjoyed rest and refreshment in the home of Mary and Martha of Bethany: Give us the will to love thee, open our hearts to hear thee, and strengthen our hands to serve thee in others for his sake; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Sts. Mary, Martha & Lazarus lived in Bethany, outside of Jerusalem. Mary and Martha called on Jesus when Lazarus died & Jesus raised him from the dead. They are the patron saints of siblings.
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— Diocese of Richmond (@RichmondDiocese) July 29, 2021