Maeve Heaney was born in Ireland. She is a consecrated missionary of the Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity. Maeve completed her licentiate and doctorate at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. Maeve is also a musician and composer. Having completed a doctorate in theology, she taught at the Gregorian University, Rome for eight years. Currently living in Brisbane, Maeve is a lecturer in the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy at Australian Catholic University. In 2012, she published the book ‘Music as Theology’.