What is Ireland's favorite prayer? Attendees at the National Ploughing Championship 2019 have decided.
Ireland's favorite prayer is the "Hail Mary," according to a vote held at the National Ploughing Championships 2019 in Co Carlow.
While the "Our Father" and "O Angel of God" (the Guardian Angel Prayer), looked like early favorites, the "Hail Mary" came from behind to take the crown as Ireland's favorite prayer. In total, it received 61% of the vote.
"Oh Angel of God" came in second with 39% of the vote.
A spokesperson for the Irish Catholic Bishops explained how the "Hail Mary" had proved a fast finisher, telling RTÉ, "But then out of nowhere, Mary came through, so there's definitely something about Mary."
The Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin ran the vote, whose stall at the Ploughing Championships had the theme "Digging Deeper – Rooting For Christ."
Visitors to the stall were also asked to compose a new prayer for the environment.
The winner of our Prayer for the Environment is Siobhan Hayes from Ballacolla, Co Laois. @BishopDNulty @Independent_ie @CatholicBishops @RTECountryWide @RTENationwide @NPAIE @kclr96fm pic.twitter.com/onVb7Rnhnh— K&L Diocese Ireland (@KANDLEi) September 18, 2019
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