Our Spirit is Love and Service
"AMOR ET LABOR"
in response to the needs of the
whole Earth community.
"You are the Christ."
This site was last revised on Thursday, March 14, 2012
Hymn to St. Martha
Martha, gracious woman, Pearl of great price
Boldly and bravely called Jesus the Christ.
Teach us to speak truth, be our friend and guide.
And there was a woman whom Jesus loved
Martha of Bethany, Martha.
And when Martha heard that Jesus was coming
She went out to meet Him.
Martha, friend and companion with vision and zeal
You give voice to challenge and question.
Teach us to be like you to journey at your side.
Martha, prophetic woman, vibrant and strong
With gentleness and peace you tamed the dragon.
Let us be at peace with all of creation.
Martha, woman apostle, valiant woman
Named in the Gospel, you proclaimed the resurrection.
Lead us to be wisdom, lead us to be love.
Music by Sr. Claudette Melanson
Words by Sisters of St. Martha
St. Martha was a lively, prophetic woman
and she is our model and patroness.
In her spirit of attentiveness and hospitality,
we commit ourselves to follow Christ and
we express this commitment by our public
profession of vows in community and
by serving the needs of all creation
Martha welcomed Jesus into her home.