About

Madonna – prayer and spirituality for today’s Christian

Madonna is a magazine of spiritual reading for lay people. It aims to enhance the spiritual development of its readers. A primary focus of each issue of Madonna is the church’s liturgy, especially the scripture readings for each day. Through personal stories and reflections, it demonstrates the presence of God in our everyday lives. It develops knowledge and appreciation of the Christian faith through informative articles on Christian beliefs, history, spirituality and practice.

Madonna draws especially on the traditions of spirituality that are associated with St Ignatius of Loyola. The origins of Madonna are in the lay movement linked with the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises, which today finds form in the Christian Life Communities.

 

Who are we?

Chief executive officer: Damien Nolan
Publisher: Andrew Hamilton SJ
Editor: Christopher Gleeson SJ
Associate editor: Margaret Mary Flynn
Graphic designer: Maggie Power
Advertising manager: Jon Hammond
Subscriptions: Denise Campbell
Tel: +61 3 9421 9666
Fax: +61 3 9421 9600
Email: editor@madonnamagazine.com.au
Mail: Madonna
PO Box 553
RICHMOND VIC 3121
AUSTRALIA

Our history

Madonna began life as a quarterly magazine in November 1897. In 1920 it moved to being a monthly, and now is published quarterly.

The first five editors of the magazine served a total of 79 years, with the first, Michael Watson sj, taking the role for 43 of them (1897-1930). Following him were Eustace Boylan sj (1930-1948); Desmond O’Connor sj (1948-1950; John Doyle sj (1950-1952 and H. G. Wilkins sj (1952-1976).