The Madonna Ministry was founded in 1970 by Arnold Michael, D.D., LHD and his wife Bishop Kathryn Michael. Dr. Michael received his Doctorates for his work in Religious Science and for his authorship of “Blessed Among Women” and “Brothers of the Grape”. Archbishop Warren Watters (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_Prall_Watters, not affiliated with Catholicism) was the co-consecrator for both Arnold and Kathryn Michael.
Legend has it that as Michael walked along the beach near Grass Valley, CA, a descendant of the Essenes handed him a manuscript from which he penned “Blessed Among Women.” After a spiritual awakening, in which Michael listened to the trees in the White Pines Mountains, he started the Church of the Talking Pines by filing articles of incorporation with the State of California on September 25, 1970. One month later he changed the name to the Madonna Ministry. In 2016, the Board of Directors expanded the Ministry’s umbrella to the Madonna Interfaith Community
The Madonna goes by many names to many cultures. She is called Cosmic Grace, Earth Mother, Holy Comforter, Queen of the Angels, Isis, Quan Yin, Shiva, The Virgin Mary, Our Lady of Guadeloupe, The Immaculate Mother, The Madonna of the Golden Flame, Our Lady of Lourdes, Our Lady of Fatima, Our Lady of Medjugorje, etc. In addition, there are many archetypes for the maiden, mother, and crone in all cultures and subcultures and souls. Who is she for you?
The Madonna Interfaith Community is comprised of diverse individuals who strive to exemplify the highest aspirations of humankind and spirituality. We are Pagans, New Agers, Jews, Christians, and a plethora of others following their individual paths in communion with the Divine Feminine – however that manifests for each of us.
Madonna Ministers are from all walks of life with diversified spiritual and religious backgrounds and beliefs. What bonds us together is our deep desire to bless and serve the world. We are independent ministers providing healing service throughout the world. We walk with the Divine Feminine in reverence and love for ALL.