When I go out on these frosty nights and see the pattern of the stars across the sky I ask myself how did all that happen.
Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh
When I sit down now to pray it's more of a conversation. If you meet someone you know fairly well, you are hardly going to be sing-songing a set number of words at him.
In 2013, former RTÉ broadcaster John Quinn travelled around Ireland to meet a range of well-known personalities. He asked them questions about the God they believe in and why they believe; the origins of their belief; doubts they have encountered dealing with mystery; how central belief is to their life and work; prayer-life; the afterlife; faith mentors and much more. The answers he received were spontaneous, honest and rich in diversity.
A fascinating insight into belief and its practice, Credo includes contributions from former Meath football manager Séan Boylan, Benedictine nun and international leader for peace and justice Joan Chittister, actor Frank Kelly, politician David Norris, writer Alice Taylor, GAA commentator Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh and many more.
To read the contribution by Mary Redmond, who passed away on 6 April 2015, click here.
||John Quinn is a former RTÉ radio broadcaster. Previous publications by Veritas include Goodnight Ballivor, I’ll Sleep in Trim, also the subject of a TG4 documentary,Letters to Olive: Sea of Love, Sea of Loss, Seed of Love, Seed of Life and Credo: Personal Testimonies of Faith.
To read an essay by Mary Redmond click here.