8 St. Martha - Waitresses
Patroness of Waitresses, Cooks and Dietitians.
Martha was the sister of Mary and Lazarus. It was for her that Christ raised Lazarus from the dead and said, "I am the resurrection and the life". It is said that Martha had the courage of a man and the heart of a woman. Christ gently teased her for her domestic bustling instead of living the quiet contemplative life Mary led. Martha was exiled. She came to the Province of Marseilles where she preached and worked miracles. It is said that Christ served at her funeral
"Holy St. Martha, may the work I do nourish all those I love and care for."