Bannan Fellow for the 2011-2012 Academic Year
S.T.B. Pontifical Urbanian University.
S.T.L., S.T.D., Pontifical Gregorian University.
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About the Professor:
Maeve Louise Heaney is from Ireland, and is a consecrated missionary of the Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity. In her years as a missionary, she has lived and worked in Spain, England, Ireland and Italy, working in campus ministry at various institutions of higher education and in the area of evangelization: retreats, spiritual exercises and schools of evangelization. As a musician and composer, she develops her ministry and theological work together in the areas of both evangelization and liturgy, working with musicians and composers in placing music at the service of faith transmission. She has produced three CDs of her own music: I Believe in You, Stand, and Nel Frattempo.
She completed her licentiate and doctorate in theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, in the field of Fundamental Theology and Theological Aesthetics, where she has taught for the last two years, as well as at Rome Campus of the Catholic University of Dallas. The central aim of her research is that of bringing together the areas of music, theology and spirituality, both theologically and in praxis, at the service of lived faith and outreach to future generations. Her doctoral thesis was completed at the Pontifical Gregorian University in the field of Fundamental Theology and Theological Aesthetics, on the theme of Music as Theological Praxis: Dimensions of Contemporary Music as a Means of Mediation of Faith. The book form will be published during the next academic year, as Music as Theology. What Music has to Say about the Word.