St. Ita was born near Waterford, Irelandyalty. She persuaded her father to allow her to remain unmarried so she , and was said to be descended from rocould concentrate on her faith life.
She eventually moved to County Limerick where she and some other young women served God. It is said she founded a school for young boys, and one of her students was the famous abbot and missionary St. Brendan.
St. Ita died in 570, and we honor her on Jan. 15.