Following on from last weekends show where Michael talked to us about St Ita who is patroness of Limerick Diocese. She of course shares the patronage of the diocese with St Munchin whose feast day was January 3rd and once again we encourage you to invoke the intercession of our two diocesan patrons for the selection and consecration of a new bishop of the diocese of Limerick.
We have had a few queries looking for the readings for the feast of St Ita on January 15th. It is celebrated as a feast day in the diocese and the readings of the day are taken from the Common of Virgins:
- Song of Songs 8:6-7 or Hosea 2:16, 17, 21-22
- Psalm 148:1-2, 11-12, 13-14, 14
- First Corinthians 7:25-35 or Second Corinthians 10:17 - 11:2
- Matthew 19:3-12 or Matthew 25:1-13
Also, check out the blog 4dLord from the parish of Our Lady of Lourdes in Limerick city which has prayer service for the feast of St Ita .
Another suggestion for a service is from the Russian Orthodox community which we came across here.
Two suggested readings from the Office of Readings for the Feast of St Ita
9th Century poem attributed to St Ita
SOURCE: The Martyrology of Oengus. translated by Whitley Stokes. London, 1905.
The second is an account from the life (vita) of St Ita which is the suggested second reading from the Office of Readings for the day (Double click on the picture to enlarge).