Who we are
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence® is a leading-edge Order of queer nuns. Since their first appearance in San Francisco on Easter Sunday, 1979, the Sisters have devoted themselves to community service, ministry and outreach to those on the edges, and to promoting human rights, respect for diversity and spiritual enlightenment. They believe all people have a right to express their unique joy and beauty and they use humor and irreverent wit to expose the forces of bigotry, complacency and guilt that chain the human spirit. The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence is an Order of post-modern nuns and guards dedicated to the promulgation of universal joy and the expiation of stigmatic guilt. Their ministry is one of public manifestation and habitual perpetration. More joy! No more guilt!
The D.C. Sisters began our tragically fierce journey to SisterDOM (some subs) on a chilly October morning in 2013. The D.C. House is currently leaving its glittery mark all across the Nation's Capital and surrounding areas. Presently, we have done away with what some affectionately call our diaper covers (more properly known as our coronets), and have grown from a tiny baby that drooled on itself to a Fully Professed House with the global order. We still drool on ourselves, and others, from time to time.
The DC House was officially approved by the United Nuns Privy Council in April, 2016 and we celebrated our Exequatur over the weekend of June 9-11, 2017.
To learn more about our history, and the history of the Sisters of Perpeutal Indulgence, please visit Sistory.