Martha Ministry Stories

Martha Ministry Stories

Ministry engages Sisters of St. Martha in concrete service that flows from the Mission of Jesus. Their mission as Marthas calls them to hear, embrace, and respond to the cries of Gospel Hospitality. Service can be expressed in many forms, such as prayer, suffering, pastoral, spiritual, educational and social, to name some. In their service, Sisters strive to offer a quality of presence that facilitates the development of persons.

Some of the current ministries Marthas serve are:

  • Spiritual and Religious Care
    and Direction
  • Parish Ministry
  • Visiting Seniors
  • Wellspring Centre
  • University Chaplaincy Service on various Boards
  • Advocacy for Social
    and Ecological Justice
  • Poverty Reduction
  • Mindfulness Training/
    Clinical Counselling
  • Prayer Ministry
  • Service in food banks
    and soup kitchens
  • First Nations Education
  • Adult Education
    and Community Development
  • Adult Faith Development
  • Action Ministry of Presence
Sr. Anne Coady


Sr. Anne Coady devoted her Religious Life to teaching and doing social work at different institutional settings. A welcoming presence to everyone, she has always loved people.

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Sr. Marie Thérèse Richard


Sr. Marie Thérèse Richard's ministry life has been about hospitality in a literal sense but also about Gospel Hospitality – having an open heart to others. 

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Sr. Marion Sheridan


“I think I live on the edge. I think the edge for me is there is always something new you can learn. There is no end! I think that gives me energy!”

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Sr. Catherine Ann MacGIllivray


“Part of building a community and my responsibility is going day to day and just praying that you speak to who needs to be spoken to.”

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