Book of Saints – Ita

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Íde of Killeedy, east window or the north transept, Church of Our Lady and Saint Kieran, Ballylooby, County Tipperary, Ireland, artist unknown, date unknown; photographed on 8 September 2012 by Andreas F. Borchert; swiped off Wikimedia CommonsArticle

(Ytha, Meda) (Saint) Virgin (January 15) (7th century) Daughter of an Irish chieftain in the present County of Waterford, Saint Ita early in life resolved on consecrating herself to God in the Religious state. She encountered much opposition, but having at last received the veil, she founded the famous monastery of Hy-Connall, near Limerick. She was the friend and adviser of SS. Brendan, Colman and other holy men, and is called the “Second Saint Brigid” or the “Saint Brigid of Munster.” A.D. 650 is given as the date of her passing from this world.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Ita”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 May 2016. Web. 1 October 2020. <>