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Tuesday, August 19, 2003

More on St. Ita, aka Deirdre



Yet another Irish saint who had one name when she was a layperson and another when she entered religious life. Anyway, this page on St. Brigid also includes an interesting quote from St. Ita: "True faith in God with purity of heart; simplicity of life with religion; generosity with charity." (Nice little triad, eh? You can tell she was a teacher.)



There's also an old poem, "Isucan", associated with the legend that she had a vision of holding the Baby Jesus. You get a lot of these POV poems in Irish stories; like a musical, it's all prose until suddenly it breaks into song.

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