Thank You for Hearing Me: The Definitive Sinéad O'Connor Discography

“[Did growing up amidst the strife in Ireland make you spiritually introspective at a young age?]”

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Something Beautiful: The Sinéad O'Connor Theology Conversation promo album

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SINÉAD::
Yeah. You know, I'm convinced that I can remember my baptism. I'm sure probably I'm wrong, but I'm almost certain that I can remember my baptism, and that I remember understanding what it meant. The Ireland of those days was one where all there was was religion; you went into anyone's house, it was covered with pictures of the Pope and, you know, pictures of saints, and you know what I mean? Sacred Heart lamps, so every family was extremely religious and Catholicism was the main religion, you know. Also, another thing was that I was born on a particular day, which is the eighth of December, which is a big Catholic feast day; it's the feast of the Immaculate Conception. But if you're a girl born on that day, it's associated with the Virgin Mary, you know, so because I was a girl born on that day, everyone would always give me Virgin Mary things; that's what happens if you're born on that day, if you're a girl, you're always associated with the Virgin Mary, you know. You couldn't get away from that kind of introspection, really.

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