Wisdom is a wellspring of life to one who finds it.
~ Proverbs 16.22
The Sisters of St. Martha and St. F. X. University provide a unique “home away from home”, for our campus community. Students, staff and faculty are invited to enjoy Wellspring’s resources:
- A warm spacious Gathering room with tables, sofa, and comfortable chairs;
- Kitchenette facilities including complimentary tea, coffee and juice;
- A seminar room where up to 10 can gather;
- A comfortable quiet room for reflection and prayer;
- A friendly, helpful staff.
Our Focus is...
To enhance the life of the St. F. X. community through a welcoming Martha presence conducive to the development of persons.
Wellspring offers an oasis experience to students, staff and faculty, who come for quiet reflection, study, to eat lunch, to make and meet friends etc. All events and activities held at Wellspring are in light of its mission to serve the Xaverian family in the Martha tradition of hospitality to all.
The Sisters of Saint Martha were founded in Antigonish in July 1900 to meet the domestic needs of St. F. X. College. Beginning with a small group of fifteen young women, the Sisters grew in number expanding their services across Canada. The pioneering dedication of the Marthas is noteworthy in the fields of Health Care, Education, and Social Work, as well as household management. From the turn of the century to 1994 Saint Martha's convent on St. F. X. campus was home to many Marthas. Today the former, "Home of the Marthas," opens its doors daily as a Centre of Hospitality. Here the Sisters carry on their tradition of service to the Xaverian family through a welcoming Martha presence to all who come.
Wellspring is located on the second floor of Morrison Hall on the South side of the building, next to Mini Moes.
Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Other times by appointment
- Taizé Ecumenical Prayer
- Shambhala Meditation in the Buddhist Tradition
- Muslim Prayer
- Student Societies, such as; Catholics @ X
- Mindfulness Meditation
- University Support Groups
We welcome groups keeping with the focus of the centre, please contact Wellspring Staff.