Faith and prayer helped Andrea get through painful days

Faith and prayer helped Andrea get through painful days Andrea Corr

Singer Andrea Corr has written of how her religious faith and that of her mother-in-law helped get her through the pain of a series of miscarriages. “I walked and I prayed,” she writes in Barefoot Pilgrimage: A Memoir by Andrea Corr.

“And my mother-in-law, Pat (a blessing in herself) prayed and lit a candle for us every day. Torches and tallow lamps, often to ‘the Little Flower’ St Thérèse, for whom there is a shrine in the Church of St Jean.”

The Dundalk-born singer describes in her memoir, newly published by Harper Collins, how she holds fast to her Faith and is introducing her children to it. “I bring Jeanie and Brett to Sunday Mass too, like Daddy did us,” she writes.

“I am not quite as gothic nor as troubled. And my head is held high because I can’t blame God for human fallibility, and if I lost him, would that not be the greatest casualty? I am afraid it would be for me. Because the truth is, I feel something in churches.”