We are The South Florida Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, The House of the Rising Sun. Formed as a 501(C)(3) public charitable organization, we are dedicated to the support, education, and development of the GLBT community. SFS was founded January 24, 2009 and Fort Lauderdale was introduced to the Sisters during the weekend celebration of Pride Fest.
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence came into existence Easter weekend in 1979. Four men dressed in full traditional nuns habits went out into the San Francisco community and began what has become the Sisters' mission. "The Sisters are an order of 21st Century nuns dedicated to the promulgation of omniversal joy and the expiation of stigmatic guilt. Our ministry is one of public manifestation and habitual perpetration." Since then, many have heeded the calling and there are now hundreds of Sisters, manifesting in countries all around the world. The South Florida Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are dedicated to continuing the work started by those 4 Sisters, those many years ago. The name of SFS reflects our desire to shine upon our community through charitable acts, community outreach, and education; doing so, in a fashion that "promulgates universal joy" and "expiates stigmatic guilt".
Mission Statement and Core Values
We are an Order of 21st century nuns dedicated to the promulgation of universal joy and the expiation of stigmatic guilt. Our ministry is one of public manifestation and habitual perpetration. Our Mission is: To encourage self-expression and diversity, engender acceptance, foster tolerance, and educate those within and outside of the GLBT Community by promoting love and laughter through community services and fundraising, but ultimately setting the example that to sin is human, but to indulge without shame is divine.
Our Core Concepts:
Shine for Your Community
Promote Personal Growth
Aspire to Elevate Others
Reflect the Sisterhood with Pride
Kindness above Shade
Laugh at Yourself
Experience Life Responsibly