To provide Catholic women with the opportunity for service, fellowship, spiritual growth and to improve the Memphis community by stewardship and charity in the gospel tradition.
Madonna Circle, organized in 1936, is an active, Catholic women’s organization providing assistance to the community through fundraising and volunteerism. We support 4 or 5 organizations annually. One or more charitable or non-profit groups are selected to be GRANT RECIPIENTS which are supported financially through our major fundraising efforts such as our ANNUAL SWEEPSTAKES and major charitable events. Our fundraising efforts have provided millions of dollars to our Memphis community.
Over 80 years of serving Our Community
Since 1936, "Ladies in Blue" have had a strong tradition of fundraising and volunteerism. Our legacy of giving continues over 80 years later. We have granted over $3.5 million to over 100 charitable organizations and donated hundreds of thousands of service hours.
Read more about our recent methods to meet community needs: Annual Sweepstakes Fundraiser, the Blessings Fund.
Madonna Circle has a membership of over 300+ Catholic women. The focus since 1936, remains to:
- Fulfill community needs by providing financial aid and/or volunteers
- Promote Catholic community leadership
- Create an opportunity for spiritual growth.
Become A Member
Madonna Circle welcomes inquiry into membership at any time of the year, with our application period being from Spring to early Fall each year. Our new members typically start in September of each year where they can best orient themselves with service opportunities and meet existing members.
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Ways We Serve
Members of Madonna Circle seek to give value through fundraising efforts on behalf of worthy causes and by volunteering their time. See how our members are supporting Memphis and the Midsouth this year and ways you can become involved.
We need your help to continue to change lives
Ways to Contribute to Madonna Circle
The Meaning Behind the Original Logo
The fleur-de-lis or flower of Lily symbolizes perfection, light and life
The crown connotes Mary, Queen of Heaven
Good Lily stands for the virgin mother of Jesus
The Circle represents a group of Catholic women who come together for fellowship and spiritual growth
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Prayers & Resources
Madonna Circle members are encouraged to pray daily to strengthen their faith and for special intentions.
Please remember to pray for our membership: we are so grateful for each person's contribution of time, financial resources, and talents.
We ask additionally to remember the Blessed Mother's request that we pray the Rosary regularly. For specific prayers of the rosary, instructions and several other faith resources, click below...