Widow of Joppa (in modern Israel), who was mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles (9:36-42) as one who "was completely occupied with good deeds and almsgiving." She quietly made and gave away clothing to many of the widows in her town, never asking for money or praise. When she fell ill and died, many women mourned her and the disciples present asked Peter to come from a nearby town. He did and, after hearing about Tabitha, he raised her from the dead. Tabitha is sometimes called Dorcas.
A home in our Community Outreach and Disability Service ministry adopted St. Tabitha as their patron saint in 2016. The staff chose Tabatha as they believe that a blessed person doesn’t have to be well known but is one who is willing to give as St. Tabitha did with her time. This team often works quietly to help the people who live there.