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.

A Nun on Your Side


Though Sisters always want you to indulge when it comes to life (heck, it's part of our name, you know), nevertheless you want you to do it (whatever it is) safely. Below are some of our on-going campaigns that aim to keep you safe and, remember, you always
have a nun on your side.






• Play Fair
Safer sex techniques intended to give you the basics and encourage you to get informed, have fun and lose the guilt.





• Stop The Violence
Stop The ViolenceA practical guide on how to stay safer in the streets, as well as resources if you are the victim of a crime.




• QP!
Sister maeJoy's tips on how to take care of yourself during Pride, or at any time for that matter.





• Bicycling Safety
Stop The ViolenceWe're lucky to live in a city that makes it fun and easy to get around on two wheels. The Sistes want to make sure San Francisco cyclers get around safely and smoothly, so we're offering you some nunly biking wisdom.

It Gets Better

An anti-bullying message
in support of the
Trevor Project's
It Gets Better campaign.

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.

 

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and each time you do a search,
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about a penny to the Sisters!


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Passing of Sister Atta Van Haldol PDF Print E-mail
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Sister Atta Van Haldol aka Gus Thompson, who was also a Bishop of St. Victor Old Catholic Church; Sister Atta crossed through the veil Sunday May 8th, 2016 at 4:00 AM.
Sister Atta had been fighting bone marrow cancer for the better part of a year. In the last several days she was admitted to Kaiser Oakland Medical Center with a pneumonia that she was unable to overcome.
Sister Atta was not only a fully professed member of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, she was also the First Auxiliary Bishop of The Diocese of the Transfiguration. As a Bishop, Gus was consecrated and ordained on August 23, 2014, at St. Victor Old Catholic Church in Vallejo, California.
Gus completed his doctoral studies in nursing at the University of San Francisco and was to graduate on May 19, 2016. Bishop Gus had a heart and passion for advocating for the under-privileged, the worker, and those who were hungry.
Please join us this Friday May 20th at 7:00 PM at Garfield Square in San Francisco for a rosary that will be led by Bishop John Paul Smith. Saturday at 10:30 AM a mass will be held at St. Victor Old Catholic Church. 1035 Indiana Street, Vallejo, CA
Sister Atta Van Haldol
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