Feast Days

Monday, 15th January, St Ita, was born in Co. Waterford of noble and Christian parents. Early on she set her mind on serving Christ in religious life. She founded a monastery in Killeedy, Co. Limerick, which attracted a great variety of young people. She was given the title ‘foster-mother of the saints of Ireland’. She died in 570.

Wednesday, 17th January, St Antony, died in 356. ‘Father of monasticism’, he lived a life of solitude but also attracted many others to form communities of hermits.