Why do you want to be a Fully Professed House of the SPI?
We believe that there is good for us to do, joy for us to promulgate, and stigma for us to expiate in Toronto. There have been four iterations of the Order in Toronto over the years. This clearly demonstrates that there’s an ongoing passion and desire in the city to have a House of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. This, however, is the first time that one particular group of Sisters and Brothers have persevered to the point where they are ready to submit for Full Profession.
What is your philosophy?
Our philosophy can be summed up in a phrase: “It takes a village.”
We appreciate that there are many organizations and programs already in place in our area. However, they are not all connected, information isn’t always readily available, and there are cracks that members of the community can fall through. Our aim is help provide that missing interconnection and help fill those cracks, so that all members of the community are treated equally.
Furthermore, whenever there is a demonstration, protest, or counter-protest that is in line with the House’s ideals, we endeavor to participate and provide support.
What kind of Sisters are you?
Versatile, eager, forward-thinking, willing to do the right thing, even when it’s the difficult thing.
What makes you unique?
The nature of the city we are in forces us to be unique from the start. Not only are there a multitude of different cultures, each with different attitudes towards LGBTQ2S, but the community itself is quite widespread. This forces us to deal with different levels of service available in different areas of the city. With an urban area of 692 sq mi., it covers a larger area than any US city.