SISTERHOOD EXISTS TO PROVIDE A PLACE OF FORMATION & SUPPORT FOR WOMEN OF ALL AGES AS THEY SEEK TO GROW IN THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LORD AND THOSE THEY DO LIFE WITH.
Who we are...
Sisterhood is a modern day movement of Catholic women who desire an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ and those that they do life with. We are regular everyday women; students, sisters, daughters, wives, mummies, career women and grandmummies, walking alongside one another and doing life together.
Where we come from...
The idea of Sisterhood was birthed over a cuppa tea between two women 12 years ago. Having just moved back to their hometown after many years away, both were looking for a supportive group in which they could go deeper in their relationship with the Lord and those they did life with. They found a few other women who felt similar and so began the local Sisterhood groups. Before long there were many small groups operating on a fortnightly basis and then four times a year all the groups would come together for a social event.
Initially these groups consisted of married women but as the interest from single and more mature women grew it was clear that the desire to build Sisterhood in the local community was more than just the desire of a small few. There was a need deep in the hearts of women, no matter what age or stage of life, for close, supportive and deeper relationships with other women.
A place in which they could be called on and deeply challenged to live a life centred on Jesus Christ. A place in which they felt safe to bring the burdens, the grief, the struggles of life and have those experiences held in the love, prayer and wisdom of other women. A place where prayer and encouragement were abundant. A place where they were invited into a deeper understanding of the vocation of womanhood and the incredible value and dignity that women posses.
A few years later the team felt God dropped the idea to host a national Catholic women's conference. A conference which would bring women from all around Australia and beyond together for a weekend of deep formation, prayer and worship, the sacraments, keynote inputs and workshops and quality sisterhood time.
From these conferences there are now countless Sisterhood small groups that meet each fortnight right around the country. As well as regional retreats and social events in each region.
The national conference and support of the regional groups is overseen by the national core team.
What we do...
Sisterhood exists to provide a place of formation and support for women of all ages as they seek to grow in their relationship with the Lord and those they do life with through regional small groups, regional retreats and events, the national conference, resources from the online membership forum and social media.
Our core beliefs...
We believe in the value and dignity of every woman as the beloved daughter of God.
We believe in the power of a collective sisterhood and the value of female connection.
We believe in the strength of an intergenerational sisterhood and the support and wisdom that can be generated when women support one another.
We champion a vision of men and women as complementary partners in life and the value and dignity of masculinity as well as femininity.
We ground ourselves in the teachings and tradition of the Catholic church and what it teaches.