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.

Volunteer Lethbridge Association

Martha Retreat Centre, Lethbridge

Our Sisters in Lethbridge were recognized recently on International Volunteer Day, December 5. We have been part of the Lethbridge Community for 90 years, currently at Martha Retreat Centre. Congratulations Sisters! And thank you to the Volunteer Lethbridge Association for this recognition.


Antigonish Affordable Housing

Phase 2 of Riverside Estates

Community invited to official opening! Celebrate the Official Opening of Phase 2 of Riverside Estates.

The opening will take place on Saturday, October 20th, from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.



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.