About Sister†Hood


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.  Founded in 2016 in Ottawa, we meet regularly in SisterHubs, with special events, workshops, 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, healing workshops, seminars 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.

We all need community, fellowship, mentorship, nurturing, support, healing, learning & growth in our spiritual Christian journey as women!  If you are interested in starting a SisterHub in your area, please contact us for more information.  We will provide you with all the information & resources you need to bring a SisterHub to you!

SisterHub Meetings centre around the ever-fabulous potluck – be it coffee, tea & desserts or full meals – faith formation, fellowship & scripture, as well as resourceful tools & SisterHood Ki†s to help us grow in our faith, healing and deliverance. This is accompanied by group reflection using pre-formulated resources with reflection questions that allow us to share and explore our own life journey as Christian women in today’s world.  We aim to empower our Sisers to come away from each SisterHub with concrete application for their real lives.

SisterHubs also include group prayer, and a faith building experience that allows members to put forward their own personal intentions and concerns.  Every SisterHub concludes with the optional recitation of the Rosary or Divine Mercy chaplet in word or song, finishing with our SisterHood Prayer – a Daily Prayer of Dedication developed by Rev. Joseph Kane, OMI., and entrustment to the Mother of Jesus.  Our prayer warriors are also available for confidential prayer support or in person prayer ministry.  New in 2019, we plan to launch powerful Healing Retreat Workshops – stay tuned for the details!

Every SisterHub offers wonderful opportunity to grow, explore & deepen our spiritual friendship with God and our Sisers 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 Sisers 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.