Session 2 Panel 1

The Family that Prays Together: Finding Time for Prayer in a Digital Age.

11:30 - 12:30    Panel 1: The Family that Prays Together: Finding Time for Prayer in a Digital Age.
(Hall 3) - EN 🎧 ES, IT

Moderator: Wendy Grace, Managing Director at Compass Communications, Ireland. 

Panellists:         
•    Dr. Marco Brusati, Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life
•    Cristina Lopez Schlichting, COPE, Spain
•    Francis Monahan, ACCORD, Ireland
•    Br Richard Hendrick OFM, Cap, Ards Friary and Retreat Centre, Donegal, Ireland 

‘In our own day, dominated by stress and rapid technological advances, one of the most important tasks of families is to provide an education in hope.’ (Al. 275). This panel discusses the benefit of a family that prays together in our modern digital age. 

Biographies

Wendy Grace, Managing Director at Compass Communications, Ireland. 

Wendy Grace is a journalist and broadcaster. Wendy holds a 1st class honours degree in Journalism and Visual Communications. She presents the flagship daily talk show on Spirit Radio. Spirit Radio is a Christian radio station which broadcasts across Ireland reaching a half a million listeners each week. Wendy regularly contributes on panels on national television and radio programmes. She writes a monthly column for the Irish Catholic Newspaper and is CEO of Compass Communications which focuses on media training and communications for companies and individuals. Wendy also presents and produces programming for iCatholic.ie, which created the AMORIS 6 part television series for the World Meeting of Families 2018. Wendy is married to Karl and they have a one year old son Matthew. 


An Dr Marco Brusati, Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life

Múineann an Dr Marco Brusati Pleanáil Eachtraíochta ag Ollscoil Florence (san Iodáil) ag an gcéad leibhéal den chéim Mháistreachta san Fhógraíocht Institiúide, Cumarsáid Ilmheánach agus Cruthú Eachtraíochta. Is comhoibrí é don Vatican Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life,agus is Bainisteoir Ginearálta é do “Hope”, cumann Caitliceach Iodáileach a bhfuil sé mar aidhm aige oideachas agus traenáil a chur ar fail d’ealaíontóirí agus do chruthaitheoiri óga. Baineann a chuid oibre leis an inoibriú idir structúir antrapeolaíochta na gcóras cumarsáide agus féiniúlacht, idir phearsanta agus phoiblí, a mhúnlús na glúin atá ag teacht inár ndiaidh. Le linn a ghairm bheatha rinne an Dr Brusati pleanáil agus bainistíocht ar go leor eachtraí Caitliceacha (náisiúnta agus idir náisiúnta), ina measc deich gcinn ina raibh an Pápa i láthair maraon  leis an an gcúig mhilliúin duine a rinne freastal ar na hócáidí.


Cristina Lopez Schlichting, COPE, Spain

Cristina López Schlichting is a Spanish journalist and writer. She is the mother of two sons and daughter and leads the weekend broadcasting program of Cope, "Fin de Semana," with 700,000 listeners. She has been writing for different newspapers (ABC, "El Mundo" and "La Razón") and working in radio (Cope, Ser) and television (RTVE, Telecinco, Antena 3, Telemadrid, Canal Sur, Intereconomía, TRECE) for the last 30 years. She is the author of "Politically Incorrect", "I lived in a harem" and the novel "The Modern Days" (The modern days). As a reporter, she worked in Iran, Israel, Egypt, India, Nicaragua, Albania and Morocco. She covered from Berlin the falling of the Wall or, from Belgrad and Kosovo, the Balkan war. With "Help the Church in need" she has filmed a documentary about Christians in refugee camps in Iraq. She speaks Spanish, English, German and Italian. She loves the Church, which has saved her.  

Br Richard Hendrick OFM, Cap, Ards Friary and Retreat Centre, Donegal, Ireland 

Brother Richard Hendrick O.F.M Cap is a priest-friar of the Irish province of the Capuchin Franciscans. For over 20 years he has worked to bring the insights of the Christian Contemplative tradition to greater public awareness, working particularly with the Sanctuary, a spirituality centre in Dublin’s inner city. He served as director of Youth Ministry for the Irish Capuchins for over ten years and has worked extensively at both secondary and third levels as a retreat giver and chaplain. He has also worked in hospital and prison chaplaincy roles, as well as in parish work. Brother Richard is currently Guardian of the Ards Friary and Retreat Centre in Donegal.

Francis Monahan, ACCORD, Ireland

Francis Monahan is a farmer in Co Kildare and is a voluntary facilitator with Accord (the Catholic Bishops of Ireland agency for preparation and support of married couples) giving pre-marriage courses. Francis has been married to Mary for 35 years. They have 3 children and 4 grandchildren.

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