The Order of the Black Madonna is a holy order devoted to the Great Dark Mothers, known by many names: Mitochondrial Eve, Au Set, Isis, Gaia, Cybele, Our Lady of Czestochowa, Santa Muerte, Sara la Kali, Mami Wata, and others.
She is vast, timeless, fierce, and benevolent. She is non-local and ever-present. She is the balm for all suffering, the relief for obsessions and addictions, the matron of those who have been sexually marginalized and wounded, the mother of the oppressed, creatrix of social justice, and the symbol for the deep, wise, feminine power that has been denigrated or treated as hidden and forbidden within more traditional religious contexts.
Order members prefer not to be bound by limiting patriarchal religious structures in our work together. We are collectively forging an ongoing path of reverence and devotion to the Black Madonna, with spaciousness in our approaches, commitments to empowerment for all, a mission of social justice, personal sovereignty and freedom.
By observing various Feast Days and holidays on a schedule of our own design, researching Her many faces, history, and lore, writing our own prayers and re-writing traditional prayers with more inclusive language, and honoring Her with our own symbols, ceremonies, and practices, we forge self-directed authentic relationships with the Black Madonna within the context of supportive community.
Membership in the Order begins with a year as a Dedicant, and then enters the Novice Year. After one year as a Novice, a member proceeds through a year as a Postulant, then may become a Sister. After 3 years as a Sister, a member may become a Sophia, or Wisdom Elder, in our Order. At this time, membership is by invitation only. If you are curious about joining, please contact us.