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.

Martha Retreat Centre celebrates 50 years

A multitude of guests came out through the course of the afternoon on Sunday to celebrate the Martha Retreat Centre's 50th anniversary within the City of Lethbridge. The come-and-go tea featured displays and talks on the history of the centre and on the Sisters of St. Martha, who have maintained the retreat for the past five decades.

https://lethbridgeherald.com/news/lethbridge-news/2018/06/26/martha-retreat-centre-celebrates-50-years/

Sister Jovita's New Ministry

After 10 years with 'the folks' Sister Jovita heads to St. FX

Listen to the interview at:

http://www.cbc.ca/listen/shows/information-morning-ns/segment/15550603

Federation Statement

We, the Sisters of Charity Federation of North America, support the U.S. Catholic Bishops' statement that separating children from their mothers and fathers at the United States/Mexico border is immoral. Protecting the integrity of families is foundational for a healthy and just society.

We also cry out against the recent decision of the U.S. Attorney General that potentially strips asylum protections for women who are victims of domestic violence. We urge the U.S. Attorney General, courts and policy makers to enhance, not erode, the potential of our asylum system to protect the right to life.

The Sisters of Charity Federation of North America is a voluntary membership association of 13 congregations of women religious that number over 2,600 sisters. Impelled by Christ's love and joined together in the mission of Charity, we respond to the cries of people living in poverty and on the margins.

http://sistersofcharityfederation.org/federation-statement/