Patron Saint for Moving

Avatar for jamblessedthree
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-23-2001
Patron Saint for Moving
Thu, 07-08-2004 - 8:06am

..Didn't someone share news about the Saint to Pray to when Selling a Home and Moving?!



iVillage Member
Registered: 03-27-2003
Thu, 07-08-2004 - 9:42am
Yes it's St. Joseph because he is the patron of Families as protector and porvider. He is in the part time real estate business sort of!
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-29-2003
Wed, 07-14-2004 - 2:25pm
I'm not sure if this one works, except she's regarded as the homemaker, patron saint of servants & cooks.

St. Martha

Feastday: July 29

"Many of us find it easy to identify with Martha in the story Luke tells. Martha welcomes Jesus and his disciples into her home and immediately goes to work to serve them. Hospitality is paramount in the Middle East and Martha believed in its importance. Imagine her frustration when her sister Mary ignores the rule of hospitality and Martha's work in order to sit and listen to Jesus. Instead of speaking to her sister, she asks Jesus to intervene. Jesus' response is not unkind, which gives us an idea of his affection for her. He observes that Martha is worried about many things that distract her from really being present to him. He reminds her that there is only one thing that is truly important -- listening to him. And that is what Mary has done. In Martha we see ourselves -- worried and distracted by all we have to do in the world and forgetting to spend time with Jesus. It is, however, comforting to note that Jesus loved her just the same.

The next visit shows how well Martha learned this lesson. She is grieving the death of her brother with a house full of mourners when she hears that Jesus has just come to the area. She gets up immediately and leaves the guests, leaves her mourning, and goes to him."