"I suppose my faith means my life. While I have happy times I always say to Him 'Thanks a million', and when I'm looking for something I'd say 'look, it's me again'."

RTÉ News spoke to people of different faiths in Ireland in 2018.

Maureen Kelly, Catholic, speaks about what her faith means to her.

"I have a very strong faith, but I also have hope and charity, and I hope I use all of them.

"I would never doubt there's a God. Especially when I look around me and see the wonderful things in nature.

"I have never questioned my faith. But I would be very aware that I could lose it, that something might happen that I would say there is no God there. But to date I would not question it. I know He's there.

"I suppose my faith means my life. While I have happy times I always say to Him 'Thanks a million', and when I'm looking for something I'd say 'look, it's me again'.

"I know that I have no doubt that my God is there and he's listening to me, and He will help me through whatever I have to go through.

"My faith does mean everything to me.

"I couldn't say in one sentence what it actually means. Maybe that's what it actually means."


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