Ignite 2020 was a free online Catholic Evangelisation conference which took place on the Pentecost weekend, Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st May, to inspire, educate, and motivate all who attend to realise the beauty and depth of the Catholic faith, to live it to the full and to become true disciples who witness to the joy of their lived faith in their daily lives, helping others to come to know Jesus Christ.

The conference was to help create a vision for how Catholics in Ireland can help renew the faith and help the Church through the current crisis.

The videos of the conference are available online. Please click on the Keynote speakers to see their videos, or go to the bottom of the page for the panel discussions.

Ignite Conference Speakers

Dr. Scott Hahn

is an exceptionally popular speaker and teacher. He has delivered numerous talks nationally and internationally on a wide variety of topics related to Scripture and the Catholic faith. His talks have been effective in helping thousands of Protestants and fallen away Catholics to (re)embrace the Catholic faith. Dr. Hahn is also the bestselling author of numerous books.

Fr. Mike Schmitz

is a very much sought after speaker in the US. He currently runs the Newman Center at the University of Minnesota.

Please go to Fr. Mike’s page for the two talks he gave during Ignite 2020.

Ralph Martin

is a consultor to the Holy Father’s Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization. Ralph also hosts the US weekly Catholic television program – The Choices We Face.

Please click here to go to the page with the videos of Ralph Martin’s talks.

Sr. Miriam James Heidland

is a former Division I athlete who had a radical conversion and joined the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT) in 1998. She holds a Master’s degree in Theology from the Augustine Institute and speaks extensively on the topics of conversion, authentic love, forgiveness, healing (and sports!).

To see Sr Miriam’s talk at Ignite 2020, please go to her page.

Patrick Treacy Senior Counsel

is co-founder of the centre of Christian spirituality ‘Integritas’, and is an advocate for Christian education.

Panel Discussions

Evangelisation and Youth



Evangelisation and the Family



Evangelisation and the Media



Faith and Culture



Catholic Education



Current Evangelisation efforts in Ireland

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