Atlanta Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence,
are an order of 21st century nuns dedicated to the manifestation of cosmic joy through freedom of expression,charitable acts, community outreach, and social activism. The Sisters were formed in 2009 by Sister Gunza Blazin, Sister Ivana Pocahotass, Sister Fiddle D. Dee and Sister Rapture Divine Cox.
The local Chapter here in Atlanta, The Order of The Flaming Sugarbaker’s became an Aspirant House October of 2009. Our community debut was Atlanta Pride. That weekend we held our first fundraiser at Marys for Atlanta Youth Pride. Since, Sister’s have made commending work here in our community. We have become more known and have created a wonderful report with you the community.
A recap of our Ministries
The Fledgling order gathers and starts to do community service. The first members join the house, Sister Sissy SweetTea, Sister Prissy Go Lightly, Sister Ursula Polari and Guard Master Mark. They went out on the town and painted the streets with sister glitter as they minister condoms and promote health awareness. They helped raise $4,200 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation by playing in the Bats-n-Rouge softball fundraiser at Piedmont Park. Other members join as they bring glitter and love to the community. Sister Chiqi-Eata Banenea, Sister Dixie Normus, Sister B”Yonda Cloud, Sister Della Catessen, and Guard Snuffle Upugus and Nv. Sister Polly Habanero soon join the ranks and the group grows as they Promulgate Joy and expiate Stigmatic guilt.
Summer saw Bingo at Frogs hosted by Sister Ivanna Pocahotass, and a protest rally by the sisters against (NOM) whom where here to promulgate their hate toward marriage equality. October 2nd, Sister Gunza Blazing holds our first Candle Light Vigil for a rash of teen suicides that plague the nation. Later that month at Atlanta Pride 2010 in march the sisters heading the parade. Sister Ella May Swallow becomes our first sister stalker and starts her lengthy aspirant process. Sisters recycle their pride float and enter the Little Five Points Halloween Parade, which the float comes in first place. The sister cheer runners and walkers at the Atlanta Aids Run/Walk. November saw Sister Ursula Polari do her novice project as the sisters prance and gave safety packages through town.
December was joyous as the sisters are asked to help all over town. The Toy Party was no exception and collected toys for hours on end. Wrapped up the year with a condom ministry to ensure the safety and glorious occasion.
The year started on a great note, but soon snow and Atlanta don’t mix and the first health fair gets postpone do to the Snowpocalypse. Yet there was no need to fret The sisters headed by Sister Chiqi-Eata Banenea and Guard Snuffle Upugus joined with the Atlanta Radical Faeries to through the first V-day annual Intergalactic Love Affair (A Cosmic Ball), later known as IGLA, and $4,600 where raised for Atlanta Youth Pride. Sister Prissy Go Lightly was finally able to through the first New Years Community Health and Safety Fair and many organizations joined to bring healthy knowledge to the community. Sister Ursula Polari becomes church lady and puts on our first yard sale. Sister Chiqi-Eata Banenea brings her novice project to life as she highlights local artist in Sacred HeArts.
On April 22nd we mourned the passing through the veil of our first member Nv. Sister Della Catessen who is made honorable member and blacked veiled at our exequator. Speaking of, Sister Gunza Blazin and Sister Dixie Normous host our Exequator in May. This is a great big party in which the Mission house is elevated to a fully professed house after completing all their arduous labor, and granted the title of Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Here is a little excerpt from Fenuxe Magazine: “Since their immaculate inception, the Atlanta Sisters have raised money and brought awareness to causes like: Jerusalem House, Stand Up for Kids, M.I.S.T.E.R and the Phillip Rush Center. Their largest event to date was something they called “Intergalactic Love Affair”. This event raised $4,600, which was handed over to Youth Pride. The Sisters have also been able to provide grants to both M.I.S.T.E.R and the Phillip Rush Center. Not bad for an organization just a little over 2 years old.”
In July, Sister B’Yonda Cloud brightens up the stage with her novice project, Sister’s Stars & Stages. In August she also, starts Sister Nights at Woof’s which she is the host till this day every first Thursday of the month. This event has help countles of people and organizations.
This years starts with a little devil wearing red. Sister Dixie Normous brings Red Dress to Atlanta. Sister Karma Karma Karma Karma Karma Chameleon, Guard Bent O. Ver, and Nv. Sister Night Shadow join the convent. IGLA goes on its second year and the sisters and faeries raise their largest amount for charity to date, over $8,800. The Health Initiative presented the Healing Angel Award to the Atlanta Sisters. Sister Rapture Divine Cox saw a huge need in our community amongst other members of the community and called for a public LGBT town Hall meeting and invited local homeless youth support agencies to express outrage and determine what resources existed. The meeting made clear that no organization was specifically actively working to take LGBT homeless youth of the streets. Sister Rapture, and others assembled in November with the support of the sisters to establish a privately funded emergency shelter, and Saint Lost and Found project (now Lost-n-Found Youth, Inc) was born.
Each of our events, which rely on your support, grows larger with each and every appearance. We love each of you and yearn to see each and every one of you at our events.