Talks & Courses

Discover the Beauty of the Theology of the Body

Introduction to Theology of the Body

The course will seek to answer the two fundamental questions Theology of the Body asks, “What does it mean to be human?” and “How can I live out my sexuality in order to achieve true happiness?”

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1-Day Course: 4 sessions

10 Week Course: 10 sessions

The Masculine Mission

What does it mean to be a man? This course is a deeper unpacking of the talk, “Rediscovering the Masculine Heart.” The course will look at our masculine identity and mission, and how we are called to fight sin, protect beauty and become heroic saints!

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1-Day course: 4 sessions

The Feminine Mystery

This course 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.

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1-Day course: 4 sessions

Finding the Love That Satisfies

Is finding real love still possible? In this presentation, Simon shares 7 ways that you can begin loving your future spouse before you meet them and find the love that satisfies!

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These 3 talks can be given as a 1-Day retreat or parish mission

Are We Dating?

How do you know if your more than friends? In this presentation, Simon will offer 7 ways to approach dating that will eliminate drama and free couples to date purely, honourably and with sincerity.

What to Do Before “I Do”

Can marriage really last forever? In this presentation, Simon will reveal 5 secrets to laying a strong foundation as a single person for a strong and lasting marriage.

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God, Why Did You Make Me This Way?

Ever wondered why God made you the way He did? In this presentation, Simon will give an overview of the fundamental concepts in St John Paul the Great’s Theology of the Body.

This teaching will transform the way you see yourself, others and the gift of your sexuality.

Men Only: Rediscovering the Masculine Heart

Where are all the good men? In this presentation, Simon will share the struggles that catholic men face in today’s culture, and offer 5 tools to help us overcome them by living out our masculine identity and mission.

Sexual Desire: A Call to Love

Isn’t strong sexual desire the same as lust? In this presentation, Simon will share the true meaning of sexual desire, as the power within us to love in the image of God.

The goal of purity is not the repression of desire, but the reorientation of desire to God who alone can satisfy.

Theology of the Body and the Saints

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

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.

The Feminine Mystery

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.

Parenting Purity to Teens

How can I talk to my teen about sex? Simon draws from his own upbringing and youth ministry experience to bridge the gap between teens and their parents.

Find out how to guide your teen through the difficult years to ensure they give and receive the love they were made for!

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These 3 talks can be given as a 3 talk retreat day or parish mission

How to Build Authentic Intimacy

Why aren’t we in love anymore? Simon powerfully presents the truth that nothing is as important or as urgent as the relationships in our lives.

Find out how to commit each day to building strong, intimate and deeply meaningful relationships!

The Joy of Married Love

Simon borrows from the wisdom of St Paul’s Letter to the Corinthians and Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia, to provide practical ways that married couples can deepen in love and intimacy.

“Simon Carrington is a spirit-filled evangelist who is incredibly gifted by the Holy Spirit. He has a deep love for the Catholic faith, and his inspired and engaging presentations will penetrate your heart and stir your soul. Fuelled by the fire of God’s love, Simon’s passion and enthusiasm will motivate you to go deeper in your faith. If you are looking for a great speaker for your next event, look no further!”

Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers
Author, Behold the Man and Ignite: Read the Bible Like Never Before

“I can’t find adequate words for just how proud I am of Simon and Madeleine Carrington. From the first time I met them, I knew the Lord had His hand firmly on both of them; and now as a married couple, they are helping to lead the charge in Australia by setting hearts on fire for Christ and His Church. Their ministry, Fire Up, is a light that shines bright in a world that can be dark and lonely for many. Simon and Maddie have lit a torch of faith, truth, virtue, and love, they are certainly leaders worth following.”


Sarah Swafford

Speaker and Author of Emotional Virtue, A Guide to Drama Free Relationships

“Madeleine Carrington is an anointed speaker and a dedicated servant of Jesus Christ. Her address to the youth at the Chosen Youth Retreat 2018 was saturated with the Spirit-filled word of God. I was especially impressed by her direct, no-frills approach. The success of her message derived from the quality, faithfulness, and relevance of its content, along with the transparency of her presence, without the glitz and glamour of a showy media performance. Integrity, conviction, humility, and joy: these are the words that best summarise what I heard and witnessed that day. She and Simon make a wonderful team. May the Lord bless all their endeavours in his name.

Associate Professor Adam G. Cooper
John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, Melbourne