About The Fourth City Sisters
“We are a house of service, ministry, and outreach to our LGBTQ community and others in need. We promote human rights, respect, diversity and spiritual enlightenment for all humankind. Our focuses are bringing awareness to HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, gender issues, the eradication of bullying, and teaching others the value of self-worth.”
Regalia and Manifestation
- Formal Habit
- Novice and Above Sister Coronet
- Novice and Above Guard Tricorn
- Postulant Sister Bonnet
- Postulant Guard Bowler
The Fourth City Sisters formal Habit consists of a simple floor length black Burgundian gown with fitted sleeve. The design was chosen for its versatility in flattering all body shapes and sizes, and for the classic French feel it gives, which hearkens to our St Louis roots.
It is belted at the waist with a simple white cincher, and has an inset panel at the chest which features the rainbow colors of Pride.
Instead of the traditional bib, our formal includes a broad white choker, a design which more members felt comfortable with, and to give a nod to our calling as Servants to the Community.
Our stole is a simple white V-neck stole with a tail in front, featuring our house logo at its heart. This design is representative of the three rivers of St Louis converging with our House serving all sides.
The Fourth City Sisters formal coronet was initially designed for simplicity and affordability while still giving an impression of nunly grandeur.
It evokes the Arch of St Louis, as well as the French Colonial essence of our region. It also shades the eyes better in summer and keeps the head cool without impeding neck movement.
Its base is a simple black colonial hat with wire rim that is then bent, shaped, and formed into a double Arch whose sides cup around the face, leaving a v point.
The veil is attached over the crown and pinned to each side, flowing down. The formal jeweled brooch is then attached in the center front.
- Postulant Sister or Guard Manifestation
- Novice / Mission Sister Manifestation
- Novice / Mission Guard Manifestation
- (Once Elevated) Fully Professed Sister Manifestation
- (Once Elevated) Fully Professed Guard Manifestation
*** Postulants MAY wear color (no lips) for events like Pride and Halloween. These events will be voted on and approved by the house or with specific approval from the MON.