Roma's Most Inspirational Moments
Roma's Most Inspirational
Catholic Digest asked Roma
Downey these three inspirational questions:
What was one of the most inspiring
moments or events in your life?
Who was one of the people who has
What memorable place has inspired
The most inspiring moment in my life has to
be the birth of my daughter Reilly, to
experience the greatest miracle of all, the gift
of life...God is good.
My father Paddy Downey -- a devout Catholic
and a truly Christian man -- has been an
inspiratiion to me. Two things especially that I
remember him telling me have stuck with me.
Firstly, in preparing me for his death in 184, he
reminded me "If you can bury your dad, you can do
anything after that, there is nothing that you
can't do." And anytime I was feeling down or
confused, he suggested I get up and go and do
something for somebody, an act of kindness. It
worked every time.
My father took me to Lourdes several times
when I was a teenager and even though I found the
commercialization of the place distasteful, I was
moved by the sight of the grotto and the faith
which the pilgrims brought with them.