Madeleine Carrington

Madeleine was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. She received a Bachelor of Arts (Theology and History) and a Bachelor of Education at the University of Notre Dame Australia. Madeleine fell in love with the teachings of Saint John Paul II while she was studying at Notre Dame.

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About Madeleine Carrington

Madeleine Carrington was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. She completed a Bachelor of Arts (Theology and History) and a Bachelor of Education at the University of Notre Dame Australia. Madeleine fell in love with the teachings of Saint John Paul II while she was studying at Notre Dame.

She was inspired to be a missionary after attending the annual March for Life in Washington D.C in January 2012. In August 2013, she moved to Philadelphia in the USA to dedicate a year of her life speaking to young people about the pro-life and chastity message.

She has worked as a High School Teacher for a number of years and co-hosted a Chastity series on the Voice of Charity radio station. Madeleine has spoken to thousands of young people in America and across Australia.

She has studied a number of courses under the Theology of the Body Institute in Pennsylvania, USA.

In February 2017 she co-founded Fire Up Ministries with her husband Simon.

Presentations (60-75 mins)

Women Only: The Feminine Mystery (Teens and Young Adults)

This talk is designed to explain Saint John Paul II’s understanding of The Feminine Genius. By understanding the call and what is required to be authentically feminine, women can focus on the importance of building a Culture of Life. In this talk, Madeleine will address the deepest desires of the feminine heart and how to fulfill them in a sex-saturated world.

Theology of the Body and the Saints (Teens and Young Adults)

In this presentation, Madeleine will explore Saints throughout the history of the Catholic Church and their response to Chastity and living a life of sexual virtue.

This talk will highlight key themes in Saint John Paul II’s Theology of the Body and how the saints have embodied this teaching through their union of body and soul through virtue. Madeleine will highlight key virtues and practices in the lives of the saints that everyone can strive to imitate on their journey to holiness.

The Way of Beauty (Young Adults)

Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky claimed that ‘Beauty will save the world.’ This statement is in many ways, both, radical and multifaceted. If our culture is in desperate need of restoration and it is possible that beauty could be the key to this restoration than it is worth investigating both the essence and ability of beauty to transfigure a broken world. However, for beauty to restore, it must first be restored.

This talk will explore the depth and vastness of the concept of beauty as an intricate and complex wonder that speaks to the core of the human heart. Madeleine will discuss the need for beauty to be restored in our culture today through our relationships and approach towards suffering.

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