News & Events

Welcome to Lindsey Winstone, who is working with us as our Archivist. She will work out of the Secretarial Office here at the Mount. She begins in April of 2023.
This is the implementation of the approval of Chapter 2021 Proposal #1 which stated: “That the congregation hire a trained archivist to preserve the archival records and heritage artifacts particular to our congregation.”
Lindsey is a trained reference and processing archivist who worked in the Archives in Ontario since 2007. We are looking forward to her working among us.

Welcome to Yolande Whelan, from St. John, New Brunswick, who will be working with us as Justice Coordinator. She will have an office space at The Living Well at Martha Place and will work one week each month on-site and one week each month from home. She begins in April of 2023.

This is the implementation of the approval of Chapter 2021 Proposal # 2 which stated: “That the congregation hire a Justice Coordinator/Animator and that this person minister with us out of The Living Well”
This has been a collaborative venture with the Sisters of Charity of Saint John, NB. We advertised together, interviewed together and agreed to hire together. She will also be working with the Sisters of Charity of New Brunswick for two weeks each month as their Justice Coordinator.

Sisters of St. Martha Centennial Award

This Centennial Award, funded by the SDU Board of Governors,  was established in 2016 in honour of the 100th Anniversary of Foundation of the Sisters of St. Martha on PEI. 

This year on November 19, we recognize Emily Cormier, a third year student pursuing her studies in the field of Kinesiology at UPEI, as the recipient of this award. 

Sr. Gemma Dunn, congregation leader, presents Emily Cormier with the Sisters of St. Martha Centennial Award for 2021.

Congratulations Emily !

Our Lady of Fatima Shrine Restoration

During the months of September and October, Our Lady of Fatima Shrine received an upgrade under the wise consultation of Alan MacPhee.  Sculptor Henry Chikoti, his son, home on vacation from his studies, donated his skills to repair the Fatima children and wash the Statue of Our Lady.  In the Photo Gallery below you can see Henry washing down the Madonna. When he returns home next summer, he will repaint Our Lady of Fatima and the restoration will be complete.

Members of the Knights of Columbus (Brady Grant, Phillip Beaulac and Luke Pierlot) volunteered to re-install the children while their organization supplied the materials. Other Knights Glen Mahar and Stephen LaPierre repaired, painted and re-installed the white cross on the entry sign to the Mount.

David Walsh was hired to remove the old steps and re-design the pathway to the Shrine, remove large stones from the Shrine as well as remove low-hanging branches and dying shrubs to enhance the tidiness, visibility and accessibility to the Shrine. The Sisters are delighted with the project and are grateful to these generous men and pray that their families will be richly blessed for their loving service to us.

Monday, November 8th, a Remembrance Day Service was held in the chapel at the Mount Continuing Care Community.

Sister Gemma Dunn, Congregation Leader of the Sisters of St. Martha, stands in front of the wreaths laid by various groups.

In attendance were Lieutenant Governor Antionette Perry, representatives of the 201 Wing Royal Canadian Air Force Association, veterans residing at the Mount along with Mount residents and staff and Mount Academy students.

Frank Nabuurs played The Last Post.

Celebrating 90 Years Young !

Sister Kathleen Bolger celebrated her birthday with her Martha community
at the Mount Continuing Care on the afternoon of August 5th in their community room.
Enjoying her birthday with her 1950 Martha classmates (from left to right)    Sisters Shirley Hackett, Joan MacDonald and Cecilia Keizer.

Sister Teresa Currie receives Citizen Recognition Award from the City of Charlottetown
Sister Teresa with Mayor Philip Brown

This award “recognizes extraordinary Charlottetown residents that go above and beyond to positively impact the people and community around them” as stated by the City of Charlottetown.

In the afternoon of July 29th Sister Teresa was honored at City Hall for her long years of caring for the less fortunate. Her many years of service in prison ministry first on PEI and then for over 30 years in Springhill have been truly a gift to prisoners and their families within the Atlantic region. 

Members of Sister Teresa’s congregation celebrate with her. From left to right are Sisters Gemma Dunn, Aldona Arsenault, Joan Campbell, Teresa Currie, Rosemary MacDonald and Debbie Peters.

Installation of the Leadership Team 2021-2025

The new Leadership Team was installed on the Feast of St. Martha, July 29th, 2021, with a special Mass.

From left to right are: Sister Rosemary MacDonald, Sister Debbie Peters, Sister Gemma Dunn, Sister Joan Campbell and Presider Father Brian MacDougall, Diocesan Administrator.
Congregation Leaders

On July 29th, 2021, six Congregation Leaders were together as the 2021-2025 Leadership Team was installed. From left to right are: Sister Kathleen Bolger (1989-1997), Sister Lauretta White (1997-2005), Sister Rosalia Kane (2005-2009), Sister Rosemary MacDonald (2009-2017), Sister Lorraine Chaisson (2017-2021) and Sister Gemma Dunn (2021-2025).