Our Writers - Madonna Magazine

Our Writers

Madonna magazine is the work of a team of contributors, which includes some of Australia’s best spiritual writers. Our regular contributors are listed below, but each edition also features articles from a range of writers across Australia.

Fr Chris Gleeson SJ

Chris is the editor of Madonna magazine, and author of a number of spirituality publications, including A Canopy of Stars – Some reflections for the journey (2003) and Releasing the Angel – Saluting all those who try to teach (2007). He is also the Australian Jesuit Province’s delegate for Ignatian Formation.

Michele Frankeni

Michele is associate editor of Madonna magazine and assistant editor of Australian Catholics. She has been editing magazines for more than 20 years. She believes in social justice for all and spent time as a parish outreach visitor. 

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

Andrew is the Editorial Consultant at Jesuit Communications. He writes regularly for Madonna magazine, as well as Australian Catholics and Eureka Street, while also working with Jesuit Social Services.

Margaret Mary Flynn

Margaret Mary is a former associate editor of Madonna magazine, and has been contributing as a columnist since 2013. She was a spiritual director at Campion Centre for Ignatian Spirituality, and was previously coordinator for the Year of Grace in the Sandhurst Diocese. Her Master of Arts in Spirituality, specialised in Ignatian and Monastic spirituality, and Spirituality, Culture and History.

Fr Edmund Campion

Edmund is a Sydney priest, writer, emeritus professor, historian and journalist. He is the author of numerous books, including RockchoppersA Place in the CityCatholic Voices and Great Australian Catholics, a collection of his pieces from Madonna.

Sr Myree Harris RSJ

Myree is a Josephite Sister, and is the coordinator of the Gethsemane Community in Sydney. She works closely with the homeless and with people with disabilities.

Michael McGirr

Michael McGirr is the author of many books including Ideas to Save Your Life (Nov 2021). Books That Saved My Life, Snooze: the Lost art of sleep, Bypass; The story of a road and Things You Get For Free. His religious books include Finding God’s Traces and Doorways into Hope and Joy at Advent and Christmas. He has much experience as a secondary teacher in the realm of Faith and Mission and currently works for Caritas Australia. He lives in Melbourne with Jenny and their three children.

Clare Deignan

Clare is the former assistant editor of Australian Catholics magazine, and a young mother.