Late last night Edward Huser, better known as Sister Barbi Mitzvah, ended earthly life, passed through the Veil, and joined the Nuns of the Above. One of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Sister Barbi Mitzvah certainly was a giver in the truest sense of the word. Ever since they formed back in 1979, this order of queer nuns has devoted itself to truly making a difference in the world with their ministry and outreach to the marginalized and those on the edge, to promoting human rights, performing community service, and respecting the diversity of the community. Certainly Sister Barbi Mitzvah was a shining example of the order!
From his early days in New Richmond, Wisconsin through those college years in Minneapolis, Minnesota Ed was touching people's hearts long before coming to San Francisco and becoming a Sister. There was no stopping him when it came to how many lives he would touch. When you touch so many people and die so unexpectedly, there is bound to be great sadness, and I am certain that folks all over are going to be profoundly sorrowful as the learn this news today. Messages of thanks will likely come from all over for all Sister has done at the Folsom Street Fair and at so many other activities here in and also, Portland, the Russian River and other parts of the world. I personally will remember those Pink Saturdays and also Sisters Bingo.
It's too soon to know of plans for memorial services, but certainly there will be remembrances. A donation to The Sister of Perpetual Indulgence would certainly be welcome and you can easily give by clicking HERE.