We Sisters of St. Martha, inspired by God's graciousness hear, embrace and respond to the cry for Gospel Hospitality

We are the Sisters of St. Martha of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada. For more than a century we have been an integral part of each community where our daily life unfolds. Wherever we are present, living and serving among people, we are known as The Marthas. 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.

Sisters of Saint Martha


Called forth by the Spirit of the Living God within creation and Living Our Life as Mission ...
  • we seek to deepen communion among ourselves and those we encounter
  • we desire to bring a contemplative and compassionate heart to our fractured world
  • we witness to life-giving choices and promote integral ecology
  • we broaden circles of Gospel Hospitality

In the face of our reality, we dare to stand in undaunted hope!


  Thu, May 23rd, 2024

Sisters of St. Martha (CSM), Antigonish, are seeking a full-time utility worker to join their maintenance team. This general maintenance worker will assist with the

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  Wed, May 8th, 2024

Sister Dorothy Moore received an Honorary Doctorate from St. Francis Xavier University at the Spring Convocation on May 5th, 2024.

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  Bethany Centennial Garden Opening

On September 21st, 2021, the day of the 100th anniversary of the Sisters of St. Martha to Bethany property, Marthas were delighted to officially open the newly constructed, although not yet complete, Bethany Centennial Garden, built on the site of their former Motherhouse. In Martha spirit of hospitality, we are extending our welcome to this Garden to everyone and are pleased to share with you the video from the event.

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