Liette McManaman was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. In 1994, she moved with her husband and two children to the States. She studied art and design at Missouri Western University, before she and her family moved to Cincinnati, Ohio. There she began working as a Liturgy Coordinator at St. Gertrude Church. After taking a course in iconography, she discovered it was possible to combine her love of art with her faith life and, in particular, her devotion to the saints. She gives talks and presentations on iconography and prayer.