We are the Sisters of St. Martha of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada. Wherever we are present, living and serving among people, we are known as The Marthas.

For more than a century we have been an integral part of each community where our daily life unfolds. Currently, we are located throughout Nova Scotia and in Lethbridge, Alberta.

Wherever we are, we commit to living our mission of 'hearing, embracing and responding to the cry for Gospel hospitality'.

Service is a vital part of our lives and it is shaped by current needs and the gifts we have to offer. Our living together in community offers rich opportunity to grow in companionship with God and with each other.

Personal and communal prayer form the central motif of our way of life. As we seek to follow Christ, we experience the beauty and meaning of our choice for this way of life.

Through our relationships and activities, among ourselves and with others, we proclaim religious life as gift to the Church and the world.

Canadian Federation members and associates at the JPIC National Conference on WATER

JPIC Canadian national gathering, June 6-8, 2017. Theme: "Sacred Water", Toronto, Ontario. JPIC ~ Justice, Peace, Integrity of Creation is a service of the Canadian Religious Conference


Sister Jovita MacPherson Honoured

On Friday, May 5th at the Atlantic School of Theology's Gala, Sister Jovita MacPherson was the recipient of the Honorable Mayanne Francis, Faith in Action Award. This was recognizing her work with people in poverty and people living on the streets of Halifax.

Sister Lillian Gaudet's Tribute

Friday, June 9th, 2017

On behalf of the Sisters of St. Martha, I have the privilege of acknowledging Sister Lillian Gaudet's ministry of teaching young children and young adult's piano and voice for the past thirty years.

Following are a few highlights of Sister Lillian's relationship to music:
Sister Lillian comes from a musical family. Her maternal grandfather played accordion. Her mother sang and this gift was passed on to Sister Lillian and her siblings. Sister Lillian's father played Scottish music on the violin at neighborhood dances and pound parties in Sydney. It was a natural fit for Sister Lillian to be drawn to a ministry of music as a Sister of St. Martha.