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.

Statements Following Tragedy at Quebec City Mosque

We add our prayers for all who are affected by the tragedy in Quebec City and continue to pray for peace.

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Update on Bethany Closure

Bethany Closed to the Public

Due to an outbreak of influenza, Bethany including Bethany Center will be closed to the public until further notice, this includes all liturgical activities. If you have an appointment with a sister or staff member, please contact them to reschedule. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Marthas New Growers Program


Enjoy a video by Peter Murphy that places the Marthas New Growers Program into the history of service by the Sisters of St. Martha in Antigonish, NS

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