Order of the Black Madonna

The Order of the Black Madonna is a contemplative and service-oriented holy society devoted to the Great Dark Mother.


Order of the Black Madonna Dark Moon Petition Ceremony
Devotees are welcome to perform this ceremony at their personal altars each Dark Moon.
You do not need to be an Order member to perform this ceremony.

You will need:
A red candle
A stone
A bell

Stand before your Black Madonna altar and open your ceremony by ringing your bell and intoning MAAAAA.

Calling in the Elements, please use the following invocations:

Sr. Marie Montagne's Elemental Invocations

At the edge of the space: Ave Tenebros Clara!

In the East: 
Ave Hodegetria, She who Shows the Way
Dark Mother we call to you,
Black Madonna of Częstochowa
Shine your Guiding Light and
Be with us! Ave!

In the South: 
Rosa Mystica!
Dark Mother we call to you,
Virgen Santissima de Guadelupe
Glow your radiant Grace and
Be with us! Ave!

In the West:
Stella Maris! Star of the Sea!
Dark Mother we call to you,
Pour out your Mercy and
be with us! Ave!

In the North:
Sedes sapientia, O Throne of Wisdom!
Dark Mother we call to you,
Black Madonna of Montserrat,
Stand as our Mountain Sanctuary against the storms
of a Troubled World. Ave!

Calling in the Ancestors, say:

Ancestors, Beloved Dead, mighty beings of love and light who carry the gifts and teachings of all our lineages, we bless and honor you. Be welcome here, guard our proceedings, and whisper your wisdom to us as we honor the great Mother of all, the holy Black Madonna. Hail and welcome!

Light your candle and recite:

Oh Most Gracious Black Madonna, never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this I fly to thee Oh Mother of Mothers. To thee I come, before thee I stand, quiet and powerful. Oh Mother of All Divinities, despise not our petitions, but in thy mercy and clemency, hear and answer our prayer. Blessed be.

Take a moment to silently call upon the Black Madonna of your heart, envisioning her hearing your petitions and acknowledging them, with light radiating out from her heart.

Either write down in advance, and read aloud, or spontaneously speak aloud the petitions that you bring to her graceful feet, knocking on your altar with your stone after each one is spoken and saying,

“So mote it be for the greatest good.”

Acknowledge any personal or unspoken petitions.

Close the ceremony with the Petition for Protection & Blessings with this prayer: (movements are optional according to ability)

Great ocean of night, how I adore you.
Queen of time and space, I bow down.

(Perform prostration that resembles child’s pose, on knees, forehead to ground, but with arms outstretched in front, then rise to you knees, looking at her)

Mother and defender, I call to you, watch over me.
To She of vastness, I bow down again.

(Prostrate again, then rise to your knees)

Mother of all, how I love you. Watch over me.

(Prostrate again)

Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the silent, secret blessings you bestow.
We are all rich in ways we don't even know.

Rise and ring bell one final time to close the ceremony.


If you have been performing this ceremony regularly and would like to learn more about membership in the Order, please contact us.


To the Queen of Time and Space, I bow down. To She of Vastness, I bow again. 

The Order of the Black Madonna is a project of the Mt Shasta Goddess Temple.