The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, like any good spiritual group, have an origin story. There are some minor quibbles, but Sister Mary Media was there.
In this podcast, Mary Media describes the political and social climate from which the Sisters came to life in 1979. She goes on to talk about how the work they did back then evolved over time to include educating the public on the dangers of STDs and AIDS before it was known as that.
Check back Thursday for Part 2, when Mary Media will take us through the nearly 40 years (it will be 40 on Easter Sunday next month) of the wonderful work that the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence do.
We recorded this podcast at Sister Mary Media's house in Upper Haight in March 2019.
Film photography by Michelle Kilfeather