I want to join The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
Thank you for your interest in the San Diego Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. We are always looking for dedicated candidates to join our order.
Whether you are Gay, Straight, Bi, Female, Male, Genderqueer, or Transgender – anyone can become a Sister. It is very rewarding to be a part of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. There are many facets to the work we do in the community. Our Mission is simple, “The Promulgation of Universal Joy and Expiation of Stigmatic Guilt”.
We do many things from handing out condoms and supporting safer sex practices, to political activism, to raising funds for charities and helping other organizations with their work. Most important is the time we spend out in our community, as Sisters and Guards of the Asylum of the Tortured Heart in San Diego, ministering to and supporting our flock.
The Sisters have a process to become a member. It takes at a minimum of 1 year and 3 months to become a fully professed Sister, or a minimum of 1 year for fully professed Guard. You will be guided under the direction of your Sponsors in the house who will mentor and teach you. You will learn about our Sistory and Mission and how we do our work in the community.
All Sisters and Guards provide their own outfits, makeup and accessories. Becoming a Sister of Perpetual Indulgence also takes a time commitment. You should be able to commit to 2 meetings a month and at least 2 to 3 events or outings a month – mostly on evenings and weekends.
The first step to becoming a Member of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence is to come to one of our General Meetings, currently held at Pleasures and Treasures at 7 pm on the 4th Tuesday of the Month. To apply, please bring a letter asking to join the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence with some info about you and why you are interested in being a Sister or a Guard. The 3 months as Aspirant is a time for you to learn about us and for us to get to know you as well. After this 3 month period you will be eligible for elevation to a Postulant where you will start to wear a limited amount of makeup and official garments of the order.
Take some time to research all you can about the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and please feel free to come talk to any of The Sisters as we are out and about in the community. We have 35 years of Sistory and it is sometimes on the controversial side. But The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence have done great work and are widely respected. Start with our website and the SPI website www.thesisters.org. Look for links to other houses in the World Wide Order, and even Google the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. There are videos (such as this one about the 30th Anniversary of The Sisters), news articles, and even a Wikipedia entry.
Again thank you for your interest, we look forward to hearing more from you!