St. Ita

Ita was born around 475 in Decies, Waterford, Ireland, of royal lineage. After receiving permission from her father, she became a nun. She moved to Cluain Credhail in County Limerick, now known as Killeedy, or “Church of St. Ita.” There she founded a community of women like herself — virgins consecrated to God.

Later, she also founded a school for boys and one of her pupils was St. Brendan. She was blessed with the gift of prophecy and was held in great esteem even by contemporary…

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