"Martha welcomed Jesus into her home.: Luke 10:38

A Word About Us

Who are the Sisters of St. Martha of Prince Edward Island?
We are a community of women who have accepted the call to follow Jesus Christ in Religious life and give witness to God's life-giving love in our apostolic mission. 

 

What is the Vision of the Sisters of St. Martha?

Grounded in the spirituality of St. Martha
and reverencing God in all creation,
we, the Sisters of St. Martha of Prince Edward Island, dare to risk being prophetic.

Rekindled in our charism, we strive to 
embrace diversity among us as we extend hospitality toward all creation.

 

 

What is the Spirit of the Sisters of St. Martha?
Our Spirit is Love and Service, "AMOR ET LABOR", in response to the call for justice viewed in the signs of the times.

 

Why do women choose this lifestyle?
We choose this lifestyle because we are aware of the call to be prophetic and to make visible in today's world, God's love and compassion.

What is required to be a Sister of St. Martha?
A desire to answer the invitation of Christ, "Come follow me", and to live in community.

STATEMENT OF CHARISM

 

WE SISTERS OF ST. MARTHA RESPOND TO THE

CALL OF JESUS AS ST. MARTHA DID

IN A SPIRIT OF SIMPLICITY, ATTENTIVENESS

AND HOSPITALITY, SERVING THE

NEEDS OF THE CHURCH

IN A LIFE CONSECRATED TO GOD

IN COMMUNITY.

MISSION STATEMENT

 

ROOTED IN FAITH AND INSPIRED BY THE

PASTORAL VISION OF OUR FOUNDER

AND BY ST. MARTHA’S SPIRIT OF LOVE AND SERVICE

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S CALL

AND ARE CONSECRATED AS APOSTOLIC

WOMEN RELIGIOUS.

 

UNITED IN OUR VOWED COMMITMENT

AND NURTURED BY PRAYER

AND OUR LIFE IN COMMUNITY

WE ARE SENT BY THE CHURCH

TO MAKE VISIBLE IN TODAY’S WORLD

GOD’S COMPASSION AND LOVE

AS REVEALED BY JESUS CHRIST.

 

WITH CONFIDENCE IN THE GUIDANCE OF

THE HOLY SPIRIT AND IN FIDELITY TO THE

CHARISM OF OUR FOUNDING SISTERS-

EXPRESSED IN THEIR CONCERN FOR THE POOR-

WE ADAPT OUR MINISTRIES TO A CHANGING CULTURE,

SERVING THE SUFFERING, THE NEEDY AND THE NEGLECTED.

 

IN COMMUNION WITH THE BODY OF CHRIST

AND WITH A PRESENCE MODELED ON THAT

OF MARY, OUR MOTHER,

WE SHARE IN THE MISSION OF THE CHURCH

TO PROMOTE THE FULFILLMENT OF GOD’S PLAN.

 

 

 

VISION STATEMENT

Grounded in the spirituality of St. Martha

and reverencing God in all creation,

we , the Sisters of St. Martha of Prince Edward Island, dare to risk

being prophetic.

 

Rekindled in our charism, we strive to

embrace diversity among us as we extend

hospitality toward all creation.

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