Cornelia Mary Bilinsky was born and raised in Manitoba, Canada. She received her bachelor of arts degree in English and theology from St. Paul’s College at the University of Manitoba. She taught English at the high school level as well as English as a second language at a community college. Cornelia’s husband is a Ukrainian Catholic priest. They currently reside in Oshawa, Ontario, and have one daughter and one granddaughter. Since 1981, Cornelia has worked alongside her husband at Ukrainian Catholic parishes in Ontario. She most enjoys teaching children about the faith with stories, plays and songs.