Friday, January 15, 2010

St. Ita (c.475 to Jan. 15, 570)

Materials goods mean nothing, so why are there so many arguments and so many stingy people?
In my lifetime I've seen a heck of a lot of people die young or unexpectedly. And, it seems, they always worried about money. Save, save, save, and for what? They're dead now and didn't enjoy themselves. I'm not saying to spend your money like a maniac. I'm saying there are other things in life that are more important.
When St. Ita was asked what was abhorred by God, she answered, "arrogant trust in the power of money." She taught her students to live with an open hand inspired by charity.
St. Ita (also known as St. Mida) was born in County Waterford, Ireland in c.475. She was a nun who founded a community of women in Killeedy, Limerick and a school for boys. One of her students was St. Brendan the Navigator. She died on Jan. 15, 570. Her feast day is Jan. 15.

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