Come As You Are to...
Rite of Prophecy & Initiation
presented by The Order of the Black Madonna
Donating requested: $10-20
Join members of the Order of the Black Madonna in honoring Our Lady of Montvergine, a miraculous Black Madonna whose shrine is built atop an older shrine to Cybele in modern-day Italy. Our Lady of Montvergine is also known as "Mary the Brown," or "Mama Shiavona/Mary the Slave." She represents the essence of social justice: compassion and care for all beings, regardless of race, class, gender, ethnicity, age, or ability She is the Goddess of those who have struggled and suffered under the weight of oppression. At this ritual, Order members will divine for the community, and offer prayer for the healing of society. Special guest priestesses Crystal Blanton and Karen Krebser will be serving in this rite.
At this ritual, CAYA Coven will also be elevating our new Dedicants and Initiating a new Wildflower Priestess to begin her year-long training journey. Please join us in welcoming these new members of our community.