So you think you have what it takes to paint face and spread a little joy? Here is a brief overview of the process to becoming a NUN!
Aspirants: Though they are not technically participating members of the Derby City Sisters, they represent the discernment timeframe of the process for membership, and are mentioned here to shine light on the steps that are necessary to take in order to become a part of this order.
Postulants: Postulants are just beginning their journey to becoming a Sister/ Guard. They are under the keep of the Mistress of Nunlings, with the assistance of the Big Sisters/ Big Brother, for approximately three (3) months. During this time, they will spend time working with their Big Sisters/ Big Brothers, learning what the Derby City Sisters do. They will receive training on habit, behavior, and safety. This timeframe is essential for your experience as a member of the order because you work to cultivate your own personal ministry and service to the community through humble silence.
Novice: You’re now a NUN or Guard for the Derby City Sisters! It is now your job to minister to the people and continue developing your Ministry through hard work, dedication, and creativity. You seek to honor the vocation of what it means to be a Nun and servant to the City of Louisville and the universe. A Journey that is generally 8 Months to a year. Dutifully wearing your habit and a white veil to symbolize that there is much WERQ to do! During this timeframe you under the watchful eye of your Big Sister/ Big Brother and are expected to complete two projects to help support an organization, charity, or aspect of our community that is in need of blessings from the Sisters!
Fully Professed Member: You are now a fully fledged Member of an International Order of Nuns, The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. A NUN or Guard who has earned this honor through their hard work, Magic, and sacrifice necessary to walk the path of those who have come before you. Wearing the habit and Black veil of a Fully professed member your Mission if you choose to except it— will be to Spread Joy and Love to the universe through the traditions, and spirit of The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence!
If this process sounds appealing to you, and you’d like to know more about joining the Derby City Sisters, please contact us to find out more!