Film photography by Michelle Kilfeather
As the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence get ready to celebrate their 40th anniversary in April (on Easter at Dolores Park, no less), we kick off our Sisters at 40 series with Sister Roma (technically, Sister There's No Place Like Rome). Hear the story of growing up an All-American, class president, preppy, Catholic-school-going young man who visited San Francisco for his first time while a junior in college, and it changing his life. Roma, aka, #theMostPhotographedNunInTheWorld, takes us right up to the moment when she became a nun with the famed San Francisco group.
Part 1 also celebrates Sister Stories, a book by Ep. 13 storyteller Heather Jacks due to hit the shelves next month.
On April 21 at Dolores Park, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will celebrate its 40th anniversary, bringing its Hunky Jesus contest back where it originated many years ago. There to emcee the event, as always, will be Sister Roma (Sister There's No Place Like Rome).
In Part 2, Sister Roma talks about finding out that her good friend was a Sister, getting made up for the first time (and looking "fucking amazing"), and many of the public awareness campaigns she's been involved with in her 30+ years with the organization.
We recorded this podcast at the Cinch Saloon in February 2019.