Soon after the San Francisco Order was founded in 1979, the mission of the Sisters — to promulgate universal joy, expiate stigmatic guilt, and serve the community — spread far and wide. Houses can be found across the United States and in countries all around the world!
Although the San Francisco House is often referred to as the “Mother House”, the Sisters have no central seat of power, and no single ruling body. Each House is an autonomous, unique group, with its own Habits, culture and rules. Just as the San Francisco House is a reflection of the culture that surrounds it, so too is each House a reflection of its own environment.
An Order is defined as an organized body of Sisters structured under leadership and bylaws unique to itself, often in one geographical location.