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What it takes to be a Sister or Guard
Most often the Sisters are seen out having a good time, looking fabulous and enjoying ourselves. However, what is not often seen is the great deal of work that each Sister does. Similarly, we are often associated with fundraising. Although we do a lot of fundraising, that is not our mission and our work spans a lot of other areas.
In addition to fundraising, the work of a Sister also includes ministry, education and entertainment. We organize, plan and throw events, some of which are very large and complex. We also have some very intense one-on-one sessions with the people we meet while out. Ours is a "ministry of presence". The Sisters frequently act as educators, lecturing to classrooms of students and informing the cute boy at the bar about the risks of unsafe sex. And if you've ever been to one of the events that is hosted by the Sisters, you have seen us in our role as MC and hostess.
Being a Sister requires a lot of different skills and an investment in time, energy and money. In evaluating a potential new member, we look at a number of things. We look for drive, passion and commitment; a desire to perform community service; the ability to handle many tasks with grace; honesty and a genuine character; good people skills and the ability to interact with others in a meaningful way. However, having the drive and skills is not enough.
The Order is made up of people who all must be able to work together smoothly and efficiently. We are far from perfect and, like any family, often have our misunderstandings. Despite that, we all work towards our common goals and often can make miracles happen. A new member must be able to mesh with the Order and should add to the group dynamic, not detract from it.
We are more than just another community service organization: we are Sisters. As with our more traditional counterparts, nearly all of us felt a genuine calling to do this work. There is room for a lot of fun in the Order, but we take our callings and our vows very seriously. The majority of Sisters consider this a lifelong vocation; the path may twist and turn, the outer manifestation may change, but the commitment to service never waivers. Being a Sister can be one of the most challenging and demanding things you can ever do but it also offers some rich and enlightening rewards.
If you think this fits you and you want to learn more about our group and possibly join please fill out the form below with the subject "I want to join." and we will get back to you as soon as we can! The Mistress of Novices is the first step for anyone to join and this goes directly to her.
Sister, Guard, Brother? HUH!?
So whats with all the titles and whats the difference between all of them?
Each person in the order chooses their own pathway once they become a Novice. As an Aspirant and Postulant, which are the beginning two stages people may have an idea of what they think they want to be but aren't really sure what each one does or why they want to be that title. The first two stages are the learning stages where we introduce you to our group and you learn a lot about us, including more about what each title is. The third stage, novice, is where you put everything that you have learned in the previous two stages to use and show us what you can do, and then finally you become Fully Professed.
Each title is a little different, but not so much. We all do the same work, ministering to the community but each in their own way. All members are part of the same group work towards the same goal, and help out the community however it is needed when they are called upon. Some people may not like all the makeup or dressing up or being in a female personal when they're a male or vise-versa or whatever the case is.
Sister is the main persona that people choose. It's the most recognizable and what the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence was founded upon. A Sister is usually the first person that the public has any contact with.
The primary way a Guard participates with the Order is by escorting and ensuring the safety of the Sisters as well as assisting with events. The Guard can be a ministrant to depending on the needs of the community and the event that we are at.
Brother/Priest: A brother or priest is basically the same as a Sister but as a male persona.
There are no differences between rights, privileges, requirements, duties (except guard is expected to guard.) or any other fashion in our house, other houses have different rules but in our house everyone is equal.
Although we have included some samples below, each member is allowed to come up with their own look once they reach Novice, and Fully Professed, the examples below are just examples to get an idea of how each one can look.