We are Catholic women from all walks and stages of life who gather together to support, encourage, and grow together in our spiritual journey. All women interested in exploring and deepening their Christian faith are welcome. We usually meet monthly in Sister†Hubs, with special events, retreats and formation programs offered throughout the year. We work in collaboration with parishes and organizations such as the Dominican University College to offer faith formation programs, retreats, bible studies and special events. Our essence is to support, encourage, fellowship with, mentor & foster the growth of our Sisters in Christ, and through them provide powerful support to our parishes, communities, the laity, and in turn, the world.
Sister†Hub Meetings centre around the ever-fabulous potluck – be it coffee, tea & desserts or full meals – faith formation, fellowship & scripture, as well as resourceful tools & Sister†Hood Ki†s to help us grow in our faith, healing and deliverance. This is accompanied by group reflection using pre-formulated questions that allow us to share and explore our own life journey as Christian women in today’s world. We aim to empower our Sis†ers to come away from each Sister†Hub with concrete application for their real lives. Our prayer warriors are also available for confidential prayer support or in person prayer ministry.
Sister†Hubs also include group prayer, and a faith building experience that allows members to put forward their own personal intentions and concerns. Every Sister†Hub concludes with the optional recitation of the Rosary or Divine Mercy chaplet in word or song, finishing with our Sister†Hood Prayer – a Daily Prayer of Dedication developed by Rev. Joseph Kane, OMI., and entrustment to the Mother of Jesus.
Every Sister†Hub offers wonderful opportunity to grow, explore & deepen our spiritual friendship with God and our Sis†ers in Christ, in fellowship, fun, food, formation, spiritual nourishment and healing. This enables us to walk back out into the world and back into our lives refreshed by the healing touch of our Sis†ers and the powerful working of the Holy Spirit.
Overseer – Father Francis Donnelly – Companions of the Cross, Ottawa
Founder – Karen Bourgon – St. Patrick’s Fallowfield
Facilitators – Karen Bourgon & Julie Lamarche – St. Patrick’s Basilica
Karen is a Catholic wife & mom of 6, with a background in Administration, Blogging, Fitness Consulting, Personal Support & Pastoral Care. Founder & author of The Deliverance Network & What’s On Catholic Ottawa?. Julie has a degree in the study of Theology & Sacred Scripture, with a background in teaching, ministry & spiritual direction.