About The Fourth City Sisters

Our Mission

“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.”


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.

FormalFestivePartial Manifestation
  • Sister face or Guard face  with Grayscale makeup
  • Bonnet and veil or bowler
  • White lips/No mouths(This is symbolic that they are there to watch, to learn. The lack of lips signifies that they cannot speak for FCS)
  • Simple white clothing (nothing flashy or overtly sexual)
  • All attire when manifesting as a Postulant must be all white with no color OR mostly white with approval of the MON including, but not limited to: purses, shoes, belts, etc…
  • Sister face or Guard face with Bonnet and veil
  • Grayscale makeup
  • White lips/No mouths(This is symbolic that they are there to watch, to learn. The lack of lips signifies that they cannot speak for FCS)
  • Simple white clothing (nothing flashy or overtly sexual)
  • All attire when manifesting as a Postulant must be all white with no color OR mostly white with approval of the MON including, but not limited to: purses, shoes, belts, etc…

*** 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.

  • White mask with grayscale markings
  • No lip color!
  • Postulants are NOT allowed to utilize Mish, Donna, or Madonna face as manifestations.
FormalFestivePartial Manifestation
  • Sister face with any makeup
  • House Coronet
  • Coronet jewel/broach
  • White veil
  • White collar
  • Name tag
  • Black outfit
  • Black hosiery
  • Black boots or shoes
  • Sister face with any makeup
  • Headpiece of choice
  • Headpiece jewel/broach
  • White veil
  • Name tag
  • Outfit of choice
  • Hosiery of choice or none
  • Boots/shoes of choice
  • Mish Face
  • Donna Face
  • Madonna Face
  • Mask

 

FormalFestivePartial Manifestation
  • Guard face with any makeup or grey mask
  • Guard Cap
  • Black outfit
  • Name tag
  • Black accents
  • Black boots/shoes
  • Guard face with any makeup or mask of choice
  • Hat
  • Outfit of choice
  • Accents of choice
  • Name tag
  • Boots or shoes of choice
  • Mish Face
  • Donna Face
  • Madonna Face
FormalFestivePartial Manifestation
  • Sister face with any makeup
  • Coronet
  • Black veil
  • White collar
  • Name tag
  • Black outfit
  • Black hosiery
  • Black boots/shoes
  • Sister face with any makeup
  • Headpiece of choice
  • Jewelry of choice
  • Outfit of choice
  • Veil of choice
  • Name tag
  • Hosiery of choice or none
  • Boots/shoes of choice
  • Mish Face
  • Donna Face
  • Madonna Face
  • Mask
FormalFestivePartial Manifestation
  • Guard face with any makeup or black mask
  • Formal Guard Tricorn
  • Black outfit
  • Name tag
  • Black boots/shoes
  • Cut
  • Guard face with any makeup or black mask
  • Hat of choice
  • Outfit of choice
  • Name tag
  • Boots/shoes of choice
  • Mish Face
  • Donna Face
  • Madonna Face