StFX Wellspring Centre

StFX Wellspring Centre

Wellspring Centre focus is to enhance the life of the StFX community through a
welcoming Martha presence conducive to the development of persons.

The Sisters of St. Martha and St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish provide a unique "home away from home" for campus community. "A hidden gem", The Wellspring Centre, is located on the 2nd floor of Morrison Hall, next to Starbucks on StFX campus. It offers an oasis experience to Students, Staff and Faculty. People come for quiet reflection, study and to make and meet friends etc. All events and activities held at Wellspring are in light of its mission to serve the Xaverian family in the Martha tradition of hospitality to all.

Wellspring, like the rest of StFX campus is following the protocol for COVID-19 as set out by the Nova Scotia Department of Health. The four rooms are arranged for physical distance.

  Wellspring resources:

  • A warm spacious Gathering Room with tables, sofa and comfortable chairs has seating for 12;
  • The Golden Chapel is arranged to accommodate 21 students;
  • A seminar room can accommodate 4 students;
  • A comfortable quiet room for reflection, prayer and meditation is available for 4;
  • A friendly, helpful staff;
  • We are presently unable to use the kitchenette facilities.

  We welcome...

  • Muslim Prayer
  • Students societies, such as Catholics @ X, X Christian Fellowship, Gaelic Studies
  • University Support Groups

Left to right: Sr. Catherine Arsenault (Coordinator, carsenault@stfx.ca) and Sr. Theresa Parker (Assistant, tparker@stfx.ca)

TRADITION OF HOSPITALITY

The Sisters of St. Martha were founded to meet the domestic needs of StFX College. With nothing more than their faith, skill and generosity, they made a home for the students and priests of the college. Homemaking became one of the ministry fields to which Marthas applied their pioneering dedication. From the turn of the century to 1994, Saint Martha's convent on StFX campus was home to many Sisters. Today the former "Home of the Marthas", opens its doors daily as a centre of hospitality. Here the Sisters carry on their 120-year-old tradition of service to the Xaverian family through a welcoming Martha presence to all who come.

The Marthas