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The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence® is a leading-edge Order of queer nuns. Since our first appearance in San Francisco on Easter Sunday, 1979, the Sisters have devoted ourselves to community service, ministry and outreach to those on the edges, and to promoting human rights, respect for diversity and spiritual enlightenment. We believe all people have a right to express their unique joy and beauty and we use humor and irreverent wit to expose the forces of bigotry, complacency and guilt that chain the human spirit.

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December 13, 2012
Hera Tique, the Nun Too Conventional
Sister Anni Coque L'Doo
Sister Lilith of the Valley, Sister Constance Lee, Sister Mary Juanita High and Sister Barbra Ganesh


Community service has been a life-long vocation.  I was a get-involved volunteer type person as a kid in school and in church.  Since moving to San Francisco, I've long known and respected the work of the Sisters.  When I began my process with the Sisters, I though that I'd pick up some event-based fundraising skills and make some friends along the way.  Little did I know how the Calling of Sister Ministry would re-shape my understanding of community service, and expand my notion of the Calling to Ministry.

Just your garden variety Methodist-Unitarian-Buddhist-Pagan-Faerie-Witch.

Be your true authentic self.  Cultivate joy.  Let go of hurts and sorrows.  Laugh at every appropriate opportunity -- and every now then, some inappropriate ones.

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next. ~ Helen Keller

We must learn to live together as brothers, or perish together as fools. ~ MLK

Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you.  – Hafiz

Be nice.  Play fair.  Have fun.  Love generously.  Laugh often. Live authentically.


Of Flesh & Spirits (Novice Project), October 2011
Pink Saturday Waste Management, June 2010
31st Anniversary Event Waste Management, April 2010


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The Sisters first permanent memorial in the world was unveiled December 2012 at the AIDS Memorial Grove in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, and is dedicated to all Sisters worldwide who have passed "through the veil."

We would like to thank the generosity of San Franciscans who contributed to this memorial. We are truly humbled.

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