Choosing the Better Part
The Church has long held that the three siblings Mary, Martha, and Lazarus are all saints. However, we have only a few details from the Bible about them. They are from Bethany, and they are clearly good friends of Jesus.
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From early on in the west, Mary of Bethany has also been identified as Mary Magdalene. Mary Magdalene, of course, met Jesus at the tomb and told the disciples that Jesus had risen from the dead. She is the Apostle to the Apostles. One tradition is that, she, too, went with Lazarus and Martha to Gaul and served as a missionary. Then, at some point, she retired from public life to live as a hermitess until her death. The eastern tradition is that she accompanied the Blessed Virgin Mary to Ephesus where she lived for the rest of her life.
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Feast Days (Memorials)
Mary: July 22
Martha: July 29
Lazarus: July 29 and December 17