Siobhán O’Keeffe was born in Cork, Ireland, and is a Sister of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary (Chigwell Sisters). She is a registered general nurse with specialist interest in palliative and dementia care, she offers spirituality and dementia training in Ireland and the UK and works in community outreach programmes in Dagenham, Essex. Siobhán holds an MA in Applied Theology, Justice, Peace and Mission Studies from the Missionary Institute, London. She is the author of three books: Petals of Prayer – Prayers and Reflections for people with dementia and their carers; Beloved of the Lord – Reflections and Resources for people with special needs and their carers; and A Time of Wonder – Daily reflections and prayers for Advent. She enjoys reading, gardening, walking and music appreciation.