THIS YEARS SPEAKERS WILL INCLUDE:
An American by birth, Robert Stackpole earned a B.A. in History from Williams College in Massachusetts in 1982, and a Masters degree in Theology from Oxford University in England in 1988. Robert was an ordained Anglican pastor before becoming a Catholic in 1994. After his conversion, he married a Catholic Canadian, and they went to Rome together, where Robert obtained a Doctorate in Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (the “Angelicum”) in 2000.
Upon returning to North America, in 1997 he began work as the Research Director, and later Director, of the John Paul II Institute of Divine Mercy based in Stockbridge Massachusetts, a position he continues to hold. In that capacity, he has been a speaker at many conferences, and the author and editor of numerous journal articles and books on the Divine Mercy message and devotion, including Divine Mercy, A Guide From Genesis To Benedict XVI (Marian Press, 2009). He regularly contributes articles to the official Divine Mercy website.
Father Bernard J. McGuckian S.J.
Fr McGuckian, Central Spiritual Director, Pioneer Association of the Sacred Heart , is also Editor of the Pioneer magazine, due to celebrate70 years of publication in January 2018. He is involved in the production and presentation of films on Sacred Heart Devotion. A native of Cloughmills, Co Antrim, two of his brothers, Michael and Alan, are also Jesuit priests.
Denise Kelly (pro-life)
Denise Kelly lives in Dublin and has been working with the Pro Life Campaign for four years. Originally from Co. Limerick, Denise went to work in Milot, Haiti for 4 years, as a volunteer development worker, after finishing an MBA in International Business.
While in Haiti, Denise started the St. Martin de Porres Literacy Centre and helped implement a national St. Vincent de Paul grassroots training programme. On her return to Ireland she became Executive Director of the CRUDEM Foundation, managing the affairs of the Sacred Heart Hospital in Milot, Haiti. Denise is currently in the final year of her Bachelor of Divinity from Maryvale Institute while working full time with the Pro Life Campaign in Dublin.