Sister Marie Dunne a native of Dublin, is a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Faith.
Marie studied music from a very young age and developed a love for church and liturgical music in the years that followed, availing of many opportunities to study the above.
Over the years, Marie has had wide musical experience, mainly in the area of church music. She has worked with parish choirs, both as musical director and organist. She has been involved in the Dublin Diocese in a variety of ways, most notably through music and liturgy. Marie has been directing the Saint John of God Provincial Choir for thirty years. In 2015, she was involved in re-forming the Holy Faith Past Pupils’ Choir, and is currently director. From 2018 -2020 Marie was Choir Director of the parish choir at the Church of Saint Thérèse, Mount Merrion, Dublin.
Marie has been a composer of liturgical and religious music for over 30 years. She has composed a number of Mass settings, in addition to music for some national and international events. Such compositions include music for her own Congregation, for the Hospitaller Order of Saint John of God, and for a number of other Religious Congregations. Her repertoire also includes music composed for Saint Francis Hospice, Missing Persons Support Service (M.I.S.S.), the National Grandparents’ Association and more. Marie currently works full time in the area of music and faith/prayer ministry, offering liturgical workshops both here and in the UK, while also leading retreats and reflective sessions. She also provides music therapy for children with special needs, and for adults with dementia. Marie sees her faith and music ministry as a pastoral encounter with those with whom she journeys.