Sister Rita Coumont first arrived to Peru nearly 48 years ago. The Sister of Charity of the Immaculate Conception came at a time of great change in the country, when the military was redistributing land. Her experiences in ministry are as diverse as the places, cultures and people she encountered.
Story written by Laura Booth, Times & Transcript At 44 years old, Céline Belliveau is the youngest nun in the Moncton sisterhood of Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Coeur. She has a masters degree in social work, likes to swim and play volleyball and sings with a choir, but no, she doesn’t own a habit.
Welcome to the Sisters of St. Martha of Prince Edward Island, newest members of the Sisters of Charity Federation! Watch congregational leader Sister Rosemary MacDonald, CSM-PEI, talk about the importance of being part of the shared connection of the Sisters of Charity Federation. As the only Island-born religious Congregation, the Sisters
Sister Mary McMahon, a Sister of Saint Martha, has served in nursing ministry for more than 50 years. She was a nurse educator for the St. Francis Xavier University nursing program for a number of years, and the Director of Nursing Education at St. Martha’s Hospital School of Nursing in
By SCIC Associate Agathe Joly: Getting to know the Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception was a life-changing experience for me. Sister Mary Beth McCurdy’s simplicity, openness and love for the poor attracted me to join her in a ministry to the poor in the Inner City of Edmonton’s
New Facility to be built across from the present Motherhouse After a lengthy and thorough process, the Sisters of Saint Martha are now able to move forward with a permanent solution for members of their congregation currently living in long term care at Bethany Motherhouse. The Sisters of Saint Martha currently hold
Pope Francis continues to call on every parish, every religious community, and every sanctuary to take in refugee families. The sisters of Les Religieuses de Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Coeur (NDSC) in Dieppe, New Brunswick, Canada have taken that call to heart. The congregation was initially called on in December to help a sponsoring
1. What led you to feel God was calling you to serve in consecrated life? Early in life, I experienced God’s presence and friendship. Our immigrant parents taught us about simplicity, compassion, dedication and integrity. Having experienced war and poverty, they emphasized attentiveness to those who are sick, suffering and
The Sisters of St. Martha of Antigonish in Nova Scotia, Canada are responding to Pope Francis’ call to care for refugees in a very real and tangible way. The Marthas have collaborated with the TRI-Heart Society to bring a privately-sponsored family of Syrian refugees to live in their 87-year-old convent, a