Who are the Sisters?

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.

Starting a Mission

Do you feel a Sisterly calling, but lack a House in your area? Do you think you have what it takes to not only be a Sister, but to bring a new House into the world? If you're interested in starting a Mission, contact the United Nuns Privy Council by using this link.

Give Till It Hurts

Use our secured method to leave us a tax-deductible donation so that we can further our vows to spread universal joy and expiate stigmatic guilt by providing grants to nonprofits that promote wellness, identity, tolerance and diversity in our communities.



Got Stuff?


Cleanliness is next to, well, you know. So when you want to get rid of the stuff cluttering your domicile think about dropping if off at Community Thrift. Not only do you get a tax write off but your favorite charity (The Sisters) gets a portion of what you donate.

Check to see what items they accept.

Items can be donated every day at
623 Valencia St, SF,
from 10am to 5pm.

 

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World Orders
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Soon after the San Francisco Order was founded in 1979, the mission of the Sisters — to promulgate universal joy, expiate stigmatic guilt and serve the community — spread far and wide. Houses can be found across the United States and in countries around the world.

Although the San Francisco House is often referred to as the "Mother House", the Sisters have no central seat of power and no single ruling body. Each House is an autonomous, unique group with its own Habits, culture and rules. Just as the San Francisco House is a reflection of the culture that surrounds it, so too is each House a reflection of its own environment.An Order is defined as an organized body of Sisters structured under leadership and bylaws unique to itself, often in one geographical location.

North American Orders

The Magic City Sisters
Birmingham, Alabama
www.magiccitysistersbham.org



The Grand Canyon Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
Phoenix, Arizona
Founded: 2008
Phoenix, AZ 85014
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.azsisters.org
Eureka Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence,
Abbey of the Big Red Wood

Eureka, California
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www.eurekasisters.org


Los Angeles Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Inc.
Los Angeles, California
Founded: 1995
www.lasisters.org




Palm Springs Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
Palm Springs, California
Founded: 2007

www.palmspringssisters.org



Russian River Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Inc.
Russian River, California
Founded: 2000
Email:
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www.rrsisters.org



San Diego Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence,
The Asylum of the Tortured Heart

San Diego, California
Founded: 2006
www.sdsisters.org
Abbey of the Long Cedar Canoe Society
Vancouver, BC
Founded 2010
yvrsisters.ca

The Order of the Flaming Sugarbakers
Atlanta, GA
www.atlsisters.org




The Abbey of the Windy City Sisters
Chicago, Illinois
www.thewindycitysisters.org



The Boston Sisters, Convent of the Commonwealth
Boston, Massachusettes
www.thebostonsisters.org





The Gateway Sisters of Indulgence
St. Louis, Missouri
www.gsoi-stl.org




Las Vegas Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence,
Holy Order Sin Sity Sisters

Las Vegas, Nevada
Founded: 2006
www.sinsitysisters.org



Reno's Biggest Little Sisters, Inc.
Reno, NV
www.renosbiggestlittlesisters.org




The NYC (dis)Order of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
Brooklyn, NY
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www.nycsisters.org
Rock-n-Roll City Sisters
Cleveland, Ohio
www.rocknrollcitysisters.org



Sisters of the Sacred Heartland
Oklahoma City, OK
www.okcsisters.org






The Tulsa Sisters
Tulsa, Oklahoma
www.thetulsasisters.org




Portland Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence,
The Order of Benevolent Bliss

Portland, Oregon
Founded: 2006
www.portlandsisters.net


Music City Sisters
Nashville, TN
www.musiccitysisters.org



Weird City Sisters
Austin, Texas
www.facebook.com/weirdcitysisters




The DFW Sisters
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
www.dfwsisters.org





The San Antonio Sisters, Abbey of the Alamo
San Antonio, Texas
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www.sisterssa.org





Sisters of the Zion Curtain

Salt Lake City, Utah
www.facebook.com/ZionCurtainSisters




The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence,
The Abbey Of Saint Joan

Seattle, Washington
Founded: 1996 (1987)
PMB #486
1122 E. Pike St.
Seattle, WA 98122-3934
Telephone: (206) 860-3666
www.theabbey.org

The Abbey of the Brew City Sisters
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
www.brewcitysisters.org



North American Missions

A Mission is defined as a newly-forming house that has not yet received its exequatur, or voting privilege, on the United Nuns Privy Council.






Derby City Sisters
Louisville, Kentucky
https://www.facebook.com/derbycitysisters





The Smokin' Cardinal Sisters
Greensboro, North Carolina
www.facebook.com/smokincardinalsisters




Mad City Sisters
Madison, Wisconsin
www.madcitysisters.com





The Big Easy Sisters
New Orleans, Louisiana
www.thebigeasysisters.org




Abbey of the Divine Wood
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
www.facebook.com/torontosisters




Worldwide Orders

The Order of Perpetual Indulgence
Sydney, Australia
Founded: 1982
www.universaljoy.com.au



The Order of Perpetual Indulgence in Australia, Inc
Adelaide, Australia
Founded: 1992

The Perth Sisters of the Order of Perpetual Indulgence
Perth, Australia
Founded: 1990
www.theperthsisters.org



Hermanitas de la Perpetua Indulgencia
Seccional, Colombia
hermanitas.8m.com
Les Soeurs de la Perpétuelle Indulgence, Couvent de Paris
Paris, France
Founded: 1990
www.lessoeurs.org





Les Soeurs de Perpétuelle Indulgence, Couvent de Paname
Paris, France
Founded: 1996
www.couventdepaname.org


Les Soeurs de la Perpétuelle Indulgence, Couvent des 69 Gaules
Lyon, France
Founded: 2011
www.couventdes69gaules.org


Les Soeurs de Perpétuelle Indulgence, Couvent des Chenaies

Aix-en-Provence, Marseille, Montpellier, Nice; France
Founded: 2000
lessoeursspi.unblog.fr





Orden der Schwestern der Perpetuellen Indulgenz e.V.,
Erzmutterhaus Sankta Melitta Iuvenis zu Berlin

Berlin, Germany
Fonded: 1991 (1993, 2003; Reunion of S.P.I. and O.P.I. Berlin in 2007)
O.S.P.I. e.V. Berlin
Blücherstr. 26 B
D-10961 Berlin
Germany
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www.indulgenz.de

Orden der Schwestern der Perpetuellen Indulgenz
im Tempel der nordischen Freude (O.S.P.I.) e.V.

Oldenburg, Germany

Fonded: 2011

O.S.P.I. e.V.

c/o AIDS-Hilfe Oldenburg e.V.
Bahnhofstraße 23
D-26122 Oldenburg

Germany

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www.nordschwestern.de


Die Schwestern der Perpetuellen Indulgenz zu Hamburg
Haus Notre Dame Sainte Diana

Hamburg, Germany
Founded: 1996
S.P.I. Hamburg
c/o Hein & Fiete
Pulverteich 21
D-20099
Hamburg, Germany
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www.spihamburg.org
Die Schwestern der Perpetuellen Indulgenz e.V.
Haus Sancta Maria Penetrantia

Köln, Germany
Founded: 1997
S.P.I. e.V. Köln
Adam - Stegerwald - Strasse 32
51063 Köln
Germany
Telephone: +49 221 - 88 74 314
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www.spicologne.de
The Order of Perpetual Indulgence, Convent of Dunn Eideann
Edinburgh, Scotland
P.O. Box 666
Edinburgh
EH7 5YW
www.thesisters.org.uk

The Order of Perpetual Indulgence, Convent of Moravia
Elgin, Scotland
2-4 Lamb Street
Elgin
IV30 2DG
www.thesisters.org.uk



Der Orden der Perpetuellen Indulgenz
Zürich, Switzerland
www.derorden.ch
The House of Common Sluts
London, United Kingdom
www.londonsisters.org



The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Manchester
Manchester, United Kingdom
www.thesisters.demon.co.uk




Uruguay Convento Mater Admirabilis
Orden de San Felipe y Santiago de Montevideo
Parroquia de la Inmaculada de Jádraque

San Felipe y Santiago de Montevideo, Uruguay





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