Communicators for Women Religious

"Our mission is to be a network of professional support and education for members who promote understanding of women religious, enhance their image and advance their mission."


General sessions and breakfast are in the Great Falls Ballroom on the third floor of the hotel. Lunch Wednesday and Thursday will be in the Watermark Restaurant on the 33rd floor.

Tuesday, October 3

4–6 p.m. — Registration
5:30 p.m. — Orientation
7:00 p.m. — Welcome Reception

Wednesday, October 4

Exhibits available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

7:15 a.m. — Breakfast/Visit Exhibitors
8 a.m. — Welcome/Opening Ritual with Bishop Gerard Bergie
8:45 a.m. — Catholic Social Teaching and Communications Moira McQueen, LLB, MDiv, PhD
10 a.m. – Break/Visit Exhibitors
10:30 a.m. — Using Social Media to Inspire Millennials and Gen Z — Heather Mansfield
12:30 p.m. — Lunch/Visit Exhibitors
2 p.m. — Prophetic Imagination and the Ethics of Communication — Sister Nuala Kenny, OC, BA, MD, FRCP(C)
3:30 p.m. – Break/Visit Exhibitors
4:15 p.m. — Depart for optional evening out (Laura Secord Homestead and dinner at the Old Winery Restaurant, Niagara-on-the-Lake)

Thursday, October 5

Exhibits available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

7:30 a.m. — Breakfast/Visit Exhibitors
8:15 a.m. — Prayer
8:30 a.m. — A Practical Guide to Copyrights — Blayne Haggart
9:45 a.m. – Break/Visit Exhibitors
10:15 a.m. — State of the Organization
Angela Szczawinska, CSFN, CWR Chair, and Nicholas Schafer, CWR Executive Director
11:30 a.m. – Lunch/Visit Exhibitors
1 p.m. — Communicating to a Divided Audience — Peter Panepento
3:15 p.m. Break/Visit Exhibitors
3:45 p.m. — Creating a Culture of Effective CommunicationLoyola Institute for Ministry and Salt+Light TV
4:45 p.m. Evening on your own or optional evening out (“Saint Joan” at the Shaw Festival, Niagara-on-the-Lake)

Friday, October 6

7:30 a.m. — Breakfast Buffet
8 a.m. — Who I’ve Met and What I’ve Learned on the National and International Stage – Sister Susan Doubet, OSB
9 a.m. — Break
9:15 a.m. – CWR Business Meeting
10:30 a.m. – Break
10:45 a.m. — Spirituality of Communication and closing blessing Sister Kateri Mitchell, SSA
Noon — Adjourn