As Sisters of St. Martha of P.E.I., our charism is expressed in simplicity, attentiveness and hospitality. From this perspective, we embrace our common home and all people living on it with the anticipation of journeying with our Indigenous people.
As women committed to a ministry of presence, who are striving to embrace ecological justice and the vision of all creation as a community of life, we pledge ourselves to protect Earth, to listen to the cry of the poor and to respond by education, contemplative practices and action.
We commit ourselves as a Congregation to Pope Francis’ call in Laudato Si to respond to the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor.
We join the Global Church and commit to undertaking the challenge of the Laudato Si Action Platform with others- the whole earth community.
Sisters of St. Martha Centennial Award, funded by the St. Dunstan’s University (SDU) Board of Governors, was established in 2016 in honour of the 100th Anniversary of the foundation of the Sisters of St. Martha.
The scholarship also recognizes the contribution the Sisters made to SDU.
It will be awarded annually to a third or fourth year Prince Edward Island female student in a post-secondary institution who is pursuing studies in the field of ecology, ethics, theology, education, healthcare and social work areas.
The scholarship is valued at $2,016 per year and is non-renewable.
Lauren Rainford from UPEI Global Brigades is receiving a sponsor donation from the Sisters of St. Martha to assist her group in travelling to Honduras in June 2022 to volunteer alongside medical professionals at a local clinic.
Global Brigades is a student-led global health and sustainable development program.
This is UPEI ‘s first ever service project abroad.
Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception, New Brunswick
Coordinator of Earth Justice Ministry
The Sisters of St. Martha of Prince Edward Island and the Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception of New Brunswick are seeking a full-time Coordinator for Earth Justice Ministry.
Social and ecological justice are essential values to our Congregations. The Coordinator will enable us to move into the future with renewed energy and commitment to continue to promote these values through education, advocacy and deepening our scientific and theological understanding that leads to action.
The Coordinator creates and facilitates learning opportunities, experiences, methods and processes; coordinates actions directed by each of our Earth Justice Committees; and represents both congregations at regional and national conferences and public events related to social and ecological justice.
The successful candidate will have post-secondary education with a preference for a BA or MA degree in a related field. Studies in Adult Education is an asset. This position requires 3 to 5 years of experience in justice, ecology or a related area; excellent written and oral communication skills, a working knowledge of Office 365, as well as IT and social media skills. A good working knowledge or an openness to learn about Catholic Social Teaching and the Living Universe Story is preferred. Some travelling will be required for this position.
If you possess the desired qualifications and would like to apply, please email Sister Gemma Dunn email@example.com or Sister Mary Beth McCurdy firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the position and about the Earth Justice Ministry. Your emailed application should be saved as one PDF file and contain cover letter, resume and three reference names with contact information.
Please include Coordinator Social/Ecological Justice in the subject line.
Some Marthas are meeting on Zoom to enter into the process of sharing about how we as Church as called to journey together in faith and in action.
Although our wish would be to be a part of local parish groups, this does not appear to be happening due to Covid restrictions.
While we have to re-learn what it means to walk together, this is also an opportunity for the Church leadership to listen to the voices of ordinary men and women of the Church, both those who are actively engaged and those who have turned away/ felt rejected and disrespected.
This process includes prayerful reflection, shared discussion and prayer to discern where the Spirit of God is speaking.