Friday, August 10, 2007

Farewell to the Martha Sisters

Since 1986 at the invitation of Bishop Donald Reece, Sisters of St. Martha from Nova Scotia in canada has established a mission outside of canada in St. Kitts and for the last 21 years have worked tirelessly in St. Kitts. Due to lack of younger personel they will not be able to work any more in St. Kitts and are closing the Convent. OnMonday, August 13th at 6.00p.m there will be a special Thanksgiving Mass for their many years of service.
Motto of the Sisters of St. Martha: Deo Soli – For God Alone

Mission Statement: We, Sisters of St. Martha, inspired by God’s graciousness,
hear, embrace and respond to the cry for Gospel hospitality.

The following sisters served in St. Kitts:

Sister Joan Fultz, 1986-1989, Coordinator of Religious Education
Sister Anita Driscoll, 1986-1995, Nursing to the elderly. Weekly health clinics at Basseterre and Conaree
Sister Antoinette Chiasson, 1986-1992, Home Visiting, Prison prayer services, Sessions on Scripture, etc.
Sister Genevieve MacDonald, 1986-1993, Taught Grade VI at St. Theresa’s Convent School
Sister Brendalee Boisvert, 1990-1994, Coordinator of Religious Education for the parishes
on the Island of St. Kitts, assisted with Religious Education on other Islands in the Diocese
Sister Theresa Parker, 1992-1998, Coordinator of Christian Living at St. Theresa’s and St. Joseph’s Schools, Peacemakers Youth Group with Patrice Mills, facilitated the teaching of English to the Spanish speaking people from Dominican Republic.
Sister Veronica MacNeil, 1993-1994, Grade II teacher at St. Theresa’s Convent School
Sister Clotilda McIntyre, 1994-2000, 2006-2007, Pastoral Ministry with a social
thrust: advocacy for the needy, Cardin home, Society of St. Vincent DePaul, prison ministry
Sister Mary McMahon, 1996-2002, Nursing to the elderly in their homes. Health clinics
weekly at Basseterre and Conaree
Sister Donna Brady, 1996-2001, Adult Faith Development: Ministry Formation Institute
Helped develop CAWA.
Sister Joan Walker, 2001-2005, Pastoral Ministry: Prison, Cardin Home, Hospital, elderly
Sister Loretta Gillis, 2002-2006, Spiritual Development: spiritual direction, sessions on prayer,
prayer with the elderly in their homes.
Sister Agnes Beaton, 2004-2007, Volunteer at St. Theresa’s and St. Joseph’s Schools, Parish Ministry: RCIA, parish council, youth

Many of the sisters assisted with Communion to the sick and shut-ins at the hospital and in the home.

1 comment:

me said...

Where is Sr. Genevieve? She used to teach me.