how do I become a Sister?
“As he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two sisters, Simone, who is called Petra, and Andrea his sister, casting a net into the sea—for they were fishermen.
And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fish for people.” Immediately they left their nets and followed…”
What Matthew omitted was that Petra and Andrea returned to their nets and fashioned fish scaled tights with them for use in their new musical: “Jesus Christ Superstar”.
This is the tale of a nice man who fell in love with a sex worker before being nailed to a tree by society.
The story is the origin of our work against sexual shame and also the term ‘fishnet stockings’.
So, to get back to the question in hand – want does anyone need to become a Sister of Perpetual Indulgence?
Basically, a desire to help others. To show willing, to volunteer, to step up to the mark and do something positive without any personal gain – other than the satisfaction of knowing you’ve helped in some way.
You’ll love sharing love, showing empathy and compassion and being an all round gorgeous human being. That’s all that’s needed! Oh, and some spare time too.
You’re not obliged to attend every Sister event – just any you can manage. So, do you fancy meeting one of us for a coffee and chat, to find out more?
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Sister BangBang found her calling with poppers in hand, mounting a disco ball…she screeched in to the convent like Miley Cyrus (but far, far older).
Sister Matic found her calling during Mardi Gras 1999 -after sipping a delightful cocktail of gin, beer and Canal water. She ran for the Convent shrubbery to throw up, waking 5 days later in the arms of Seth the gardener. She decided to stay, who wouldn’t?!
So as you can see, the call to Sisterhood takes many guises. If you feel a queer urge and seek to fight shame and guilt, you could do worse than take on our veil.
And now, if you desire, here’s a bit more about the journey of a Sister…there are four stages to becoming a fully fledged sister:
The four stages
Expressing an interest in the Sisterhood. This is usually expressed along the lines of “Don’t you look fabulous Sister!” (We like that). We arrange to meet for a cuppa and a chat. Click here to send us a message, so we can arrange to meet you!
Lasting three months, or so. Trying it out.
The only way to know if you have what it takes.
We get to know one another.
Lasting a year and a day, or so. It gets serious – we like each other.
You take on vows and a full habit (white veil).
You agree on a novice mistress who will train you.
If you have proven to be a talented nun – we accept you into the order fully. You can now vote and train other nunlings. You get a black veil and can start creating your own signature look like Sister BangBang. (She says it took her years to perfect – actually she was visiting B&Q when the paint mixer exploded. She hasn’t washed since).