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This article collects all famous statements made about the Adepta Sororitas, or by the Sisters themselves.


Speaker Quote Source
Alicia Dominica to High Lord Goge Vandire You have committed the ultimate heresy. Not only have you turned your back on the Emperor and stepped from his light, you have profaned his name and almost destroyed everything he has striven to build. You have perverted and twisted the path he has laid for Mankind to tread. As your decrees have stated, there can be no mercy for such a crime, no pity for such a criminal. I renounce your lordship, you walk in the darkness and cannot be allowed to live. Your sentence has been long overdue and it is now time for you to die. Codex: Witch Hunters (3rd Edition), pg. 4


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Abbess Helena the Virtuous Many claim they wish to destroy their enemies. If this were true, most would be compelled to destroy themselves.
- Discourses on the Faith
Dark Adeptus (Novel), ch. Four, pg. 47


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Sister Immaculata By bolter shell, flamer burst and melta blast, the mutant, the heretic and the traitor alike are cleansed of their sin of existence. So has it been for five millennia, so shall it be unto the end of time.
- Words of Devotion, Verses IV-V, Chapter X, Volume LII
Dark Heresy: Blood of Martyrs, pg. 23


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Canoness Josmane, Order of the Sacred Rose Heretics crave the cleansing fire of absolution. They need not fear, for we shall deliver it to them. White Dwarf 379 (US), pg. 93


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Sister Katherine Elysius,
Daughter of the Emperor (later canonised as Saint Katherine)
Once, a Novice Cantus came to me, troubled and uncertain. A slip of a girl, only a few strides down the eternal path leading her to the Golden Throne. She asked me a question. She asked me how we can ever truly understand what faith is. I told her that there is no coin to measure what we feel in our hearts. There are no scales upon which we might weigh the faith of one woman against another. There is only duty and blood. There are only deeds and words. There is only the service to the God-Emperor, and the price that demands from each Sister can only be known by Him. But know that whatever fears must be faced, whatever hardships endured, that price is forever worth its full cost. Hammer and Anvil (Novel), Epilogue, pgs. 405-406


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Sister Celestian Miriya of the Order of Our Martyred Lady You have aided and abetted in the murder of a Sororitas, colluded in the escape of a terrorist witch. You belong to the Sisters of Battle for us to persecute as we see fit. You have no rights, no voice, and no recourse. All that remains to be decided is how you will perish. Faith and Fire (Novel), ch. Three, pg. 69


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Emillia Nihlus Sisters, let us raise our song to the Golden Throne! 11th Movement, 'We Bless the Sinner as He Burns'. All Exorcists target heretic Warhound 17 by 12, commence Adagio and engage!
- the Battle of Saints Landing
Imperial Armour Volume Two (Second Edition), pg. 233


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Canoness Palmiro, Order of the Ebon Chalice We are beset by many terrible foes in these dark times, but we walk in the light of the Emperor, and we shall not let a single foe stay us from our duty. We are the Sisters of the great Ecclesiarchy, and we will fight to the bitter end. White Dwarf 380 (US), pg. 90
Sister Patricia of the Order Famulous She was an angel, pure as righteous destruction. She laid low the twisted and lifted the hearts of the righteous. At her passing, a million voices cried out her name. Shall we ever again see her like? No, not now, nor ever again...
- on the disappearance of Saint Celestine
Codex: Witch Hunters (3rd Edition), pg. 47


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Canoness Sabine, Order of Our Martyred Lady These heretics refute the Emperor's holy right to rule. Let them argue with the barrel of a gun. White Dwarf 380 (US), pg. 85
Inquisitor Scallen, Ordo Hereticus Most Revered Prioress Helena,

My commendations go to your Sisters of the Order of the Valorous Heart in their undertakings against the heretical infidels infesting Hive Tumulus on Farglum. The Holy Order's response to my request was most prompt, making planetfall less than a week after my entreaty was directed to them.

The fury of their righteous anger was exemplary, and countless souls were returned to the Emperor through the purifying fire of their weapons and strength of their unyielding faith. Through their actions, the hive was purged of its blasphemous perversions, and the so-called Cult Epicurean was all but eradicated. The last few of its foul 'prophets' and apostates have fled deep within the abyss of the underhive, where my companions and I pursue them still.

The holy fury displayed by the Canoness Brigitta and her sisters was devastating to the unholy cultists. An inspiration to behold! The terror they induced amongst the corrupted hivers caused a wave of devotion to spread through the hive. Praise be to the Emperor! The sacred Order of the Valorous Heart are a credit to the Ecclesiarchy, and indeed to the Imperium as a whole.
- 0425085.M41

Codex: Witch Hunters (3rd Edition), pg. 27
Canoness Sepherina, Order of Our Martyred Lady My pilgrimage began on the fifth day of Bariel, in the year of the Emperor's grace 903.M41, when I set forth upon the road from Holy Terra to Sanctuary.

Three hundred and seven days I journeyed upon the currents of the Empyrean, although to my sisters on Terra almost six years had elapsed as I travelled the lengths of two thirds of the Emperor's domains.

Sanctuary 101 was, as I recalled from my days as a Novice, a desolate, windswept place where I felt the vast distance from Terra deep within my soul. My task was to reconsecrate the hallowed ground of the convent, which still bore the scars of the Necrontyr attack that had slaughtered our sisters and destroyed their community twelve years before. Inquisitor Hoth had, of course, removed our Sisters' bodies and, to our Order's great chagrin, has yet to return them to us. In the absence of a grave, I erected a memorial to each fallen Sister: for each a single statuette of Our Martyred Lady to stand eternal vigil over the site of their martyrdom.
- A Book of Retrospections

Codex: Necrons (3rd Edition), pg. 22
Ephrael Stern The absence of faith is the mark of the weak.
The absence of faith is the mark of the heretic.
The absence of faith is the mark of damnation.

- extracted from The Stern Codex
Daemonifuge, Book Two, frontispiece

See also