Happy feast of Sts. Mary, Martha, and Lazarus of Bethany! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Derya Little to talk about what we can learn from Mary and Martha about friendship with Jesus, Rita Heikenfeld to discuss tips for stress-free hosting and hospitality in honor of St. Martha, and art historian Liz Lev on how Mary, Martha and Lazarus have been depicted in art through the centuries. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more…
Stacy Trasancos writes for catholic.com.
Fr. Thomas Berg is online at dunwoodie.edu.
Liz Lev, author of How Catholic Art Saved the Faith
Kevin Prendergast is online at athenaeum.edu.
Dr. John Bergsma is online at johnbergsma.com.
Rita Heikenfeld is online at abouteating.com.
Msgr Charles Pope is online at At His Feet.
Connie Noll is online at covingtoncharities.org.
Elizabeth Scalia is online at theanchoress.com.
Prayer for the Intercession of St. Martha
O blessed St. Martha, your faith led Jesus to proclaim, “I am the resurrection and the life”; and faith let you see beyond his humanity when you cried out, “Lord I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God.” With firm hope you said, I know that God will give you whatever you ask of him, and Jesus called your brother Lazarus back from the dead. With pure love for Jesus you welcomed him into your home. Friend and servant of our Savior, I too am “troubled about many things.” (Pause for silent prayer.) Pray for me that I may grow in faith, hope and love, and that Jesus, who sat at your table, will hear me and grant me a place at the banquet of eternal life. Amen.