Embracing Aging

The Marthas at the Mount welcomed Dr. Janice Keefe Ph. D. to give two presentations on EMBRACING AGING..

Janice is a full professor and Chair of the Department of Family Studies and Gerontology at Mount St. Vincent’s University in Halifax as well as Director of the Nova Scotia Centre on Aging.

To the Marthas,  she came as a friend and niece to our Sisters Mary Angela and Marion Keefe.

We all enjoyed her enthusiastic and engaging sessions with us.

Thank You Janice!

In this photo, Janice is pictured with her elementary school principal Sr. Frances Johnston and her high school French teacher Sr. Theresa Perry.
In gratitude, Janice is presented with an art print Autumn Leaves and is pictured with the artist Sr. Joan Mc Neill .
In this photo,  Janice is with Sr. Debbie Peters who facilitated her PowerPoint presentations as well as the first session on Zoom.

Helping UPEI Students Volunteering in Honduras

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.

Blessings on these youth volunteers!

Job Posting:  Coordinator of Earth Justice Ministry    

Sisters of St. Martha of Prince Edward Island

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 srgemma@eastlink.ca  or Sister Mary Beth McCurdy marybeth@sistersofcharityic.com  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.  

Application deadline is June 30, 2022.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted 

Sr. Jovita’s Presentation

Sister Jovita MacPherson Spiritual Presentation

At our fall meeting, Sister Jovita MacPherson, a member of the St. Martha’s Congregation (Antigonish), spoke of ministering with people in Halifax.

The name of the presentation was, Things I Learned While Working with Folks on the Street.

She is currently living in Sydney, NS, and again she is ministering on the streets. Find out more about Sister Jovita at

Please click on the link below to see Sr. Jovita’s Zoom Presentation. This will be of special interest to the Associates.


Citizenship Ceremony for the Ismael Family

The Ismael family of Taleb, Kifah, Yazan, Sara and Daniel celebrated their citizenship ceremony, Tuesday November 23, via zoom with a total of 75 participants. They were Permanent Residents for over 4 years since they arrived from Syria as refugees in March of 2017.

Sisters Debbie and Gemma were at the Ismael home to witness the ceremony.

This was a joyful experience as they took the oath of allegiance and sang O Canada with gusto!

Judge Mahoney from Halifax presided over the ceremony and she gave them a wonderful welcome as well as talked to everyone about the rights and responsibilities as Canadian citizens. 

At the end of the ceremony each family had time to get a photo with the judge on computer.

Later on Friday, November 26 a group of Sisters gathered at 47 Conamore Drive to celebrate with them in person.

It was a red and white party with all finger foods in red and white and a beautiful Canadian Welcome cake for all to enjoy. 

The Sisters were delighted to celebrate this milestone in the family’s journey.


The Associates of the Sisters of St. Martha  planned a Memorial Service of Remembrance to celebrate the deceased Sisters and Associates of the Sisters of St. Martha over the past two years. 

They gathered on Friday, Nov. 26  to celebrate  by sharing stories of each person and lighting a Candle of Remembrance before celebrating the Mass together.

Pictured above are members of the Associate Executive- Mary MacLean, Sr. Debbie Peters, Sr. Lauretta White, Sheila MacDonald, Dianne McCarville and Gary Clow.

The Executive meet on the first Wednesday of the month and the full Associate gathering is the fourth Friday of the month.

Associate Co-Directors are Mary MacLean, Sr. Debbie Peters and Sheila MacDonald.

Both groups meet at The Living Well, located at Martha Place, which is the newest project of the Sisters of St. Martha .

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