INTRODUCING MAEVE LOUISE HEANEY
Maeve Louise Heaney, V.D.M.F., S.T.L., S.T.D. was born in Dublin, Ireland, and is a consecrated missionary of an institute of consecrated life called the Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity.
She has worked in various countries in an apostolic capacity over the years: Spain (Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia), England (Southampton and London) and Italy (Rome), both in collaboration with Diocesan initiatives in Higher Education Chaplaincy as well as in the field of spirituality, giving retreats and forming lay people for ministry. During this time, she worked extensively with music at the service of pastoral work and outreach, organizing Music and Word events and retreats with composers and musicians, as well as recording three CDs: “I Believe in You”, “Stand” and “Nel Frattempo” . She has also ministered in the capacity of formator within her own community.
THE VERBUM DEI MISSIONARY FRATERNITY
The Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity is an international ecclesial Institute of Consecrated Life of the Catholic Church. It was founded by Fr. Jaime Bonet in Mallorca, Spain in 1963. It received pontifical approval in the year 2000.
The Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity is constituted as a unique structure, formed by two branches of consecrated celibates- the female Missionaries and the male missionaries- joined together with the married branch of Missionaries of Verbum Dei.