Thanks to all who participated in the 2022 CWR Ireland Conference on 30th April! We look forward to seeing conference participants again in our Zoom follow-up session on 16th May:

7.00 – 8.30 p.m.
All conference participants are invited to attend a Zoom follow-up session for no additional fee.

If you have any questions, please email


Programme: Saturday 30 April

10.30 a.m.Welcome
10.40 a.m.Prayer: Marie Dunne, CHF
10.50 a.m.Presentations
Dr. Jessie Rogers: Communication from the Perspective of Scripture
John Gibbons: Communication and Nature
Una Agnew, SSL: Religious Presence: A Touch of the Divine
11.40 a.m.Panel discussion:
Facilitated by Dr. Liz Murphy, RSM
Panelists: Dr. Jessie Rogers / John Gibbons / Una Agnew, SSL
12.45 – 1.30 p.m.Lunch
1.30 p.m.Group Sessions
2.35 p.m.Break
2.45 p.m.About CWR
3.00 p.m.Closing Remarks / Prayer



Dr. Jessie Rogers
Dean of the Faculty of Theology
St. Patrick’s Pontifical University, Maynooth
Communication from the Perspective of Scripture
Jessie Rogers is Dean of the Faculty of Theology, St. Patrick’s Pontifical University, Maynooth where she lectures in Sacred Scripture. Widely acclaimed for her insights linking contemporary life with the scriptures, Jessie has published many articles and is a popular speaker at conferences. She is a member of the Steering Committee of the Irish Synodal Pathway.

John Gibbons

Communication and Nature
John Gibbons is a journalist, environmental campaigner and founder of the website He is a regular contributor to national and international newspapers addressing the urgency of climate action. A widely experienced contributor to our national airwaves and a weekly columnist on The Last Word with Matt Cooper, John is committed to action and in particular, to holding the media to account on its responsibility to engage with the climate emergency.

Una Agnew, SSL

Professor Emeritus of Spirituality
Milltown Institute, Dublin
Religious Presence: A Touch of the Divine
Una Agnew, SSL, is Professor Emeritus of Spirituality at Milltown Institute, Dublin, whose research interests include: spirituality of religious life; spirituality of the stages of life; and the interface between spirituality and literature. She published The Mystical Imagination of Patrick Kavanagh: A Buttonhole in Heaven (Columba Press, Dublin, 1998; reissued 2018, Veritas Publications). Sr. Una is a founder member of AISGA, a life-time member of SD Europe and a member of CWR Ireland.



Carolanne Henry
Marketing and Communications Executive
Messenger Publications
Carolanne Henry is Marketing and Communications Executive with Messenger Publications, the publishing house of the Irish Jesuits. She has many years’ experience working in the charities and not-for-profit sector. She was part of the marketing team for the World Meeting of Families in 2018 and prior to that held positions in media relations, event organisation, facilitation, exhibition curation and communications with All Hallows College.

Dr. Liz Murphy, RSM
Organisational Consultant
Sisters of Mercy Southern Province

Following keynote speakers’ presentations, Liz Murphy, RSM, will lead a panel discussion with all three presenters.